After learning that Lowndes County (not Valdosta) was having a waste water spill,
I called the Utilities Department
and asked to speak with Director Mike Allen.
The person that answered the phone said that he was not available
and perhaps she could answer my question or put me through to his
I figured that perhaps I could get some of my questions answered so
I asked about the status of the current waste water spill. She said
that it had been repaired as of 5am today (April 26).
I then asked if it would be possible to get a copy of the Overflow
Emergency Response Program and she asked my name. When I said my
name (Gretchen Quarterman) she said that I would have to talk to
and she would transfer me.
After a long wait, she came back on the phone and said she would
transfer me and I was transferred to the voice mail of Paige Dukes.
I did not leave a message.
I have a hard time believing that the DNR is going to hold a bake sale
to protect the rivers and streams of our state. Some House leaders,
including Judy Manning (R-Marietta) and Debbie Buckner (D-Junction City)
have said they are uneasy with HB 887. Rightly so.