River protection groups call for strong rules to notify and protect the public from sewage spills and overflows

Birmingham, Alabama
Cahaba River near Grants Mill Road

This week, Alabama’s leading river protection groups petitioned the Alabama Environmental Management Commission (AEMC) to write regulations requiring sewage treatment facilities to notify the public when they are exposed to sewage spills and overflows.

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State Waterkeeper groups notify state environmental protection agency about non-compliance of new water quality rules

Birmingham Alabama

Alabama’s eight Waterkeeper groups have notified the Alabama Department of Environmental Management that seven sewer plant permits statewide will not be in compliance of the new water quality rules for E. coli that take effect on Friday, February 3rd.

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Get your engagement calendars out! Checkout the Alabama Rivers Alliance October events calendar

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From our good friends at the Alabama Rivers Alliance – below is a list of events they are promoting in the month of October.  Mark your calendars today, and bookmark the ARA Events calendar page.

October 7 – 9 –  Cukorakko Music Festival,  benefitting the Coosa Riverkeeper
October 7 – Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoorsbenefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper
October 8 & 9 – Blount County Solar Home Tour
October 10  – ASAN’s Regional Food & Farms Forum at Kymulga Grist Mill in Childersburg
October 13Bay Bash benefiting Mobile Baykeeper
October 20ACF’s Connect to your Coast at Black Warrior Brewing Company
October 23 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 28 – 30 – Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club Annual Retreat