Drinking Water

Cahaba River Drinking Water
April 13, 2022

Birmingham Water Works Board and Alabama Attorney General Propose to Void Land Agreement Protecting City’s Drinking Water

PRESS RELEASE from Southern Environmental Law Center | APRIL 13, 2022 Contact: Lam Ho, Communications Manager, Southern Environmental Law Center, phone: 404-521-9900, email: [email protected] Ben Wegleitner, River Sustainability Director, Cahaba River Society, phone: 612-616-4487, email: [email protected] David Butler, Cahaba Riverkeeper, phone 205-874-5623, email: [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a response filed late last week, the

March 16, 2022

Cahaba Current: March 2022

In this edition: AL Supreme Court rules in favor of protecting Birmingham Water Works Board Lands, Grants Mill Road update, Low Income Household Water Assistance Program coming to AL, Guided Canoe Trips, how you can help turtles this spring, upcoming events, and more.

February 28, 2022

Alabama Supreme Court rules in favor of groups seeking protections for Birmingham Water Works Board land

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 28, 2022 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of Cahaba Riverkeeper, Cahaba River Society, and the Southern Environmental Law Center in their efforts to permanently protect land held by the Birmingham Water Works Board that safeguards a major source of Birmingham’s drinking water. The groups’ lawsuit maintains that

January 28, 2022

Cahaba Current: January 2022

Celebrating Education Director Gordon Black, updates on State & Federal Policy, Shades Creek Greenway Restoration Partnership, commemorating the life of Dr. EO Wilson, and more!

November 09, 2021

Joint Statement From Organizations to the Birmingham Water Works Board Regarding Rate Evaluation Process and Proposed Rate Increase

We recommend the BWWB be proactive in seeking federal funds to meet system needs, to minimize
rate increases on ratepayers, and to factor in potential federal funding already available or in the
approval process as part of your rate evaluations. We urge the Board to research models for water
rates and system financing that ensure equity and encourage water efficiency.

Cahaba Current July 2021
July 30, 2021

Cahaba Current: July 2021

Learn about what our team has been working on this summer; find out what fish are unsafe to eat; read Cahaba River Society’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement; help get lead out of drinking water; join us for the Cahaba River Fry-Down 2021, & more!

June 15, 2021

Groups File Appeal to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

Cahaba River Society and Cahaba Riverkeeper, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have filed a notice of appeal with the Alabama Supreme Court in ongoing efforts to enforce a settlement agreement intended to protect land crucial to safeguarding a major source of Birmingham’s drinking water.

April 13, 2021

Cahaba Current: Spring 2021

This edition includes: Welcoming Ben Wegleitner, River Sustainability Director ~ A legal action to protect Birmingham Water Works Board lands that preserve our drinking water ~ CLEAN Environmental Education programs available ~ Army Corps commits funding to fish passage study ~ Catherine Coleman Flowers & The Guardian partner on sewage survey ~ Exploring Southeastern Biodiversity with Dr. Scot Duncan, & more!

March 08, 2021

PROTECTING YOUR DRINKING WATER: Cahaba River Society & Cahaba Riverkeeper, represented by Southern Environmental Law Center, file legal action to permanently protect Birmingham Water Board lands

On Monday, March 8, 2021, CRS and partners filed a legal action to ensure that the Birmingham Water Works Board fulfills a 20-year-old commitment they made to permanently protect their forested lands around the Cahaba River, Lake Purdy, and Little Cahaba River, a main drinking water source for the Birmingham metro area. If Cahaba water is degraded

Cahaba River Drinking Water
March 08, 2021

Groups Ask Court to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2021   Contact: David Butler, Cahaba Riverkeeper, [email protected], 205-874-5623 Beth Stewart, Cahaba River Society, [email protected], 205-532-3080 Emily Driscoll, Southern Environmental Law Center, [email protected], 404-641-8108   Birmingham, AL— Cahaba Riverkeeper and Cahaba River Society, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have filed a challenge in Jefferson County Circuit Court against