Augusta Commission calls for canal cleanup


The condition of a portion of the Augusta canal is getting the attention from city leaders.

The problem part is known as the third level of the canal in the area of Eighth Street downtown.

As we reported Tuesday, this section is choked with weeds, capturing lots of litter.

City leaders say it doesn’t look good.  

“There’s vegetation that’s growing in there. The grass has got up real high. I do know when we first did the work, I was under the assumption, like everybody, that something was going to happen along there. We were going to have a beautify situation. Well that’s not happening,” says Commissioner Marion Williams. 

City Administrator Janice Jackson told Commissioners she will talk with the Utilities Department Engineering and the Canal Authority on the best way to clean up the overgrowth, suggesting storm water fee dollars could be used. 

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