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Map of Birmingham Water Works Board protected land around Birmingham metro drinking water source.
August 24, 2023

Settlement secured protecting clean, safe drinking water for metro Birmingham Protections for the cityโ€™s watershed will last decades

oday the Birmingham Water Works Board fulfilled a more than 20-year-old promise to legally protect the source of metro Birminghamโ€™s drinking water.

Cahaba Riverkeeper and Cahaba River Society, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, reached an agreement with the Board and Alabamaโ€™s Attorney General to protect 7,000 acres of forested land around Lake Purdy, the Little Cahaba River, and the Cahaba River from development that could impact drinking water. Today, the Jefferson County Circuit Court approved that agreement.