The city of Dahlonega is under an outdoor watering ban after one of its two water filters failed, cutting the city's water capacity in half.
City Manager Bill Lewis said the structure under the 32-year-old filter collapsed on Friday. The city has found replacement parts in Idaho and North Carolina, but it could take two weeks to a month to get the repairs made and the pump back in service.
Editor's note: This interview was conducted at the end of July at Vaziani military base, a Georgian base located at the edge of Tbilisi, Georgia. Most American service members involved in exercise "Immediate Response 08" left the country a few days prior to the outbreak of war between Georgia and Russia that began Aug. 7.
September 05, 2008|
By Michael Tolzmann
For The Times
If only every resident could have saved some of the 7 inches of rain that Tropical Storm Fay dumped at Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week, watering lawns under tight watering restrictions might not be an issue for a while.
Gainesville water conservation specialist Scarlett Fuller is out to teach anyone who will listen how some of the rain might be saved.