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Wetumpka Tornado Response Has Been Phenomenal

The clean up effort has been amazing in Wetumpka. On Saturday an EF-2 Tornado struck in Downtown causing extensive damage to at least 25 structures. First responders and Utility Crews were on the ground Saturday night and have been working non-stop to restore essential services to customers. Power poles were snapped in half Saturday, and most of the area was…

Wilcox Co. Water Infrastructure Project Funded by Grant

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Some Wilcox County residents will soon have access to clean, safe water in their homes — thanks to a grant from Governor Kay Ivey and the Delta Regional Authority. County leaders say people who live along Willie Powell Road are a step closer to being connected to the county water system. They say the county…

EXTRA: Get the Water Running

Back in July, Stefanie Hicks brought you the story of the Jackson family – one of many families in West Alabama who live every day without running water. It’s not by their choice, but rather because of a political standstill by officials in their area.  After the story aired, the outpouring of support was beyond our imagination, with people reaching…

Montgomery Man Helps Give Clean Water to Zambia

The water Zambians drink everyday can be full of dirt and parasites. Jacob Eubanks didn’t intend to start a new career when he took a trip to Zambia in Africa, but that’s what happened. “I’m not saying that I’m like the best person in the world, but I realized that the person I was wasn’t the person I needed to be,”…

Unitarian Church: Lowndes Cty. Water/Sewer an Invisible Crisis

Church issues national report on water/sewer problems.

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee report finds some elected officials and engineers ignoring residents in Lowndes county, Alabama. And they say the cost of water and sewer services are much higher for residents like those in rural Alabama. In Lowndes County, the Alabama Department of Public Health brought environmental criminal action against residents who were unable to pay for newer septic systems. More recently…