On the closed landfill across from Valdosta State Prison on Val Tech Road, what looks like maybe a megawatt of solar panels by the City of Valdosta.Continue reading
These 1.0 megawatts (MW) of solar panels across from the old closed Evergreen Landfill will soon feed the new Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) a short distance up the same Wetherington Road. To get the electricity there, a power line will either have to be bored underground or put on poles overhead; that’s as yet undecided.
Another solar field, started a couple of weeks ago, will be on land right to the WWTP, for another 275 KW.
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Valdosta just leapfrogged the rest of the state in solar power for wastewater treatment plants. Council Tim Carroll expanded beyond the laconic summary of Thursday’s Valdosta City Council action, which itself expanded on a July action. Turns out Valdosta is one of several cities across Georgia with solar power for their wastewater treatment facilities, and maybe not the largest nor the earliest, but apparently the earliest large one. The main point is clear from all of them: solar power for wastewater plants pays for itself in only a few years and can save millions of dollars over decades.
County Manager Joe Pritchard asked the Lowndes County Commission to spend the funds the citizens of Lowndes County approved on the SPLOST VII referendum for the Naylor Boat Ramp:
We are proposing for the purchase of 4.35 acres of property on the Alapaha River designated for the purpose of a boat ramp. You have the documentation there before you, the warranty deed. And as you are aware, this also reserves for an easement by the current owner, a proposed easement, and the appraisal is for $24,000, as is the purchase price, and that is the consideration for the proposed easement.
Commissioner Scottie Orenstein asked: Continue reading
Here are videos from Monday morning’s Work Session. They already met again to vote this evening. See also the previous Planning Commission agenda with the packet materials obtained by LAKE for the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) condition changes, the Moody Activities Zones (MAZ) changes to the ULDC, and the Orchard at Tillman Crossing and the LAKE videos of that meeting.
Here’s the Lowndes County Commission agenda, which also includes many other items, such as the obscurely named Execution of the Resolution for Hazardous Waste Trust Fund, which is about the closed landfill at Clyattville.
- 1. Call to Order 4. Minutes for Approval
- 5.a. Standard Tax Lighting District, Gramercy, Old Pine Rd, 5 Lots
- 5.b. Decorative Tax Lighting District, Bemiss Landing , 74 Lots
- 5.c. TXT-2015-01, Main Focus, MAZ Regulations
- 5.d. REZ-2015-19 The Orchard at Stone Creek, PD Changes
- e. REZ-2015-20 City of Valdosta – Withlacoochee WWTP, Wetherington Ln.,
- 6.a. Commission Meeting Calendar 2016
- 6.b. Adoption of the 2016-2017 Budget Calendar
- 6.c. Additional Position for State Court
- 6.d. DA’s Federal VOCA “New Funding” Award Application
- 6.e. Storage Area Network
- 6.f. Assistance to Firefighters Grant
- 6.g. Execution of the Resolution for Hazardous Waste Trust Fund
- 6.h. Stop Loss Insurance Renewal
- 6.i. 2016 Health Insurance Plan Document
- 6.j. Add Veterans Day to the Holiday Schedule
- 7.a. Renovations to the Lowndes County Civic Center
- 8. Reports – County Manager – Adjourn to closed session
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: MAZ, WWTP, tax lighting, civic center, court, insurance, hazardous waste
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 December 2015.
This morning at 8:30 AM, then for voting Tuesday evening at 5:30 PM, the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) condition changes, the Moody Activities Zones (MAZ) changes to the ULDC, and the Orchard at Tillman Crossing from the previous Planning Commission agenda are on this morning’s very long Lowndes County Commission agenda, along with many other items. Among them, the obscurely named Execution of the Resolution for Hazardous Waste Trust Fund is about the closed landfill at Clyattville.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSContinue reading
WORK SESSION, MONDAY, December 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, December 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
Due to requests from Greenlaw in Atlanta and Save Our Suwannee in Florida, WWALS Watershed Coalition asked the City of Valdosta for a presentation on their wastewater situation. Valdosta presented less than two weeks later, and brought their entire hierarchy related to this issue, from the mayor on down. Plus Lowndes County, which isn’t even responsible for Valdosta’s wastewater, was represented by their Chairman and a Commissioner. Not all questions could be answered that quickly, but many were.
At the meeting, clockwise from Tim Carroll (introducing), were: Continue reading
Received 8 Nov 2014 from Valdosta City Council Tim Carroll. -jsq
The City of Valdosta is making significant headway on two capital improvement projects that, once complete, will eliminate some sources of stormwater I&I; but more importantly, they will resolve the overwhelming majority of the sanitary sewer overflows in flood-prone areas of the city during heavy rain events—making these projects the city’s highest priority.
The head of GA EPD went to Florida to explain Valdosta. Pictured is Judson Turner, Director, Georgia Environmental Protection Division telling the Suwannee River Water Management District what Valdosta is doing to stop sewage from flowing down the Suwannee River from Valdosta’s Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant. Found on OSFR. -jsq
PR by Abby Johnson, Office of Communications, Suwannee River Water Management District, RWMD gets Valdosta wastewater treatment plant update,
LIVE OAK, FL, August 13, 2014 — The Governing Board of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) was given an overview and update at their August 12 meeting about the wastewater treatment plant in Valdosta, Ga., which affects the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers.
More than 90 area concerned residents and Continue reading