What a Waste
People believe that what they flush down the toilet gets cleaned at a wastewater treatment facility. But in Alabama, the lack of funding to repair and maintain aging infrastructure often leads to untreated wastewater being dumped in places where families swim, paddle and fish. Even worse, there is no comprehensive system to notify the public when water quality has been compromised. In the absence of agency enforcement, how can citizens take action and hold these facilities accountable?
Take Action: Support your local Swim Guide program:
Take Action: If you see or smell a sewer overflow, take photos and submit a complaint or call ADEM’s hotline at (334) 274-4200.
Take Action: Report the spill to your local Riverkeeper:
Black Warrior watershed: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coosa River watershed: email email@example.com
Cahaba River watershed: submit a pollution report with Cahaba Riverkeeper, contact Cahaba River Society: 205-322-5326
Mobile River watershed: submit a pollution report
Choctawhatchee River watershed: email firstname.lastname@example.org