Posts From January, 2017

Withlacoochee River Water Testing Within EPD Standards 

City commits to providing information in timeliest manner
It is the City of Valdosta's goal and policy to communicate factually and comprehensively with our citizens and stakeholders. Earlier in the week, the city sent out information regarding a wastewater spill which resulted from a busted seal under... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, January 27, 2017 4:26:00 PM

Withlacoochee Plant Warranty Repairs Underway 

Contractor repairs began early Jan. 25 at the City of Valdosta’s new Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant. A busted seal was determined to be the cause of a leak that was discovered earlier this week in and around the plant’s 6-million gallon... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:09:00 PM

Georgia Red Cross Expanding Damage Assessment Following Tornadoes in South Georgia 

Emergency Response Teams Conducting Mobile Feeding
ATLANTA, GA – January 24, 2017 — After damaging storms ripped through southwest Georgia last weekend, the Red Cross continues work with local government, elected officials and other partners to coordinate relief efforts and provide support as... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:14:00 AM Categories: Public Information

Withlacoochee Plant Suffers Construction Issue 

Repairs to be made soon under warranty
In 2016, Garney Construction, on behalf of the City of Valdosta, finished construction of the city’s new Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant. As part of these improvements, a six-million gallon equalization basin was constructed to temporarily... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:08:00 PM

Weekend Storms Result in Sewer Spills 

The City of Valdosta was fortunate to escape life and major property loss during the weekend weather event that hammered South Georgia. While city infrastructure held up well against the unforgiving storm, routine rainfall inspections conducted by... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, January 23, 2017 5:37:00 PM

Valdosta Responds to Storm, Assists Neighboring Counties with Resources 

In addition to responding to storm-related issues throughout the city, City of Valdosta department personnel were also some of the first responders on scene following the tragic tornado that hit Cook County on Jan. 22. Valdosta Police Department ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:21:00 PM Categories: Engineering Fire Police Press Release Public Information Public Works Utilities

New Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals in Valdosta 

Flashing yellow arrow signals are being activated in Valdosta as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation intersection upgrade project to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Activation of the signals is being phased in at 11... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:49:00 AM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Fire Department Hosts Open House Recruitment 

The Valdosta Fire Department will host two open house events on upcoming Saturdays, Feb.11 and 25, 2017, to stimulate interest among those seeking employment with the Valdosta Fire Department. The events will take place at the Valdosta Regional... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, January 13, 2017 1:55:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City of Valdosta Coordinates 2017 Georgia Homeless Count Locally 

The City of Valdosta’s Neighborhood Development Division is coordinating the 2017 Georgia Homeless Count for Valdosta and Lowndes County, part of a statewide effort through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to determine the number of ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, January 13, 2017 12:12:00 PM Categories: Neighborhood Development Press Release Public Information

​Clarifying SDS Concerns 

While much information has circulated regarding the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) negotiations between Lowndes County and the Cities of Dasher, Hahira, Lake Park, Remerton and Valdosta, a few items require clarification so that the public is... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:14:00 PM Categories: City Council Press Release Public Information
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