Engaging citizens, business & government to protect our waterways, ensuring safe Clean Water in Alabama.
Formed as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation in April 2021 with the mission of engaging citizens, government officials and businesses to take the necessary actions to protect and preserve Alabama’s water resources.
In an effort led by Alabama State House Representative Joe Faust, on May 5, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey signs Joint House Resolution 196 “recognizing the importance of clean water access in the State of Alabama and endorsing the mission of Clean Water Alabama.”
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Clean Water Alabama (CWA) has created a coloring and activity book designed to educate children on the importance of protection our waterways and how we can each contribute to that effort. These books will be provided free to establishments such as restaurants, retail shops, pediatricians offices and the like.
CWA is involved in promoting a shoreline restoration project to rehabilitate and restore natural habitat along the Magnolia River at three existing dirt pits.
Approximately 50% of all pollution that occurs on Alabama’s waterways is the result of storm water run-off. CWA is promoting a best practice to mitigate this by recharging water-tables at retention ponds and similar water collection locations.
CWA is involved in drafting proposed legislation for a statewide septic tank replacement program. This proposal establishes a fund to replace failing septic systems which pose a risk to our waterways and to assist homeowners to convert to public wastewater systems, where available.
CWA continues to engage our elected representatives at the State level to educate on the current threats to Alabama’s waterways and to enlist support for pollution mitigation efforts.