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    Sewage Right To Know

    Failing sewage treatment systems that allow raw sewage to overflow into rivers and streams is a chronic problem across Alabama.  According to information reported to state agencies, there were more than 1200 sewage spills across Alabama in 2016 alone. In 2017, Alabama Rivers Alliance signed on with all 8 Waterkeeper

  • Alabama Water Plan

    Alabama Water Plan

    The Alabama Rivers Alliance advocates for a comprehensive sustainable water management plan to protect our state’s natural resources, specifically our 132,000+ miles of rivers and streams.   Alabama is the only state among its neighbors without a comprehensive water management plan. The Alabama Rivers Alliance has long advocated the development of

  • Coal Ash

    Coal Ash

    Coal ash, the waste left over after coal is burned to generate power, contains concentrated amounts of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium, and selenium, which are hazardous to human health, and to wildlife. Coal ash contains arsenic, lead, mercury, chromium, and a range of harmful heavy metals

  • Dam Safety

    Dam Safety

    Alabama is the only state in the US without dam safety laws. According to the US Army Corps of Engineers there are over 2200 dams in Alabama. Alabama is the only state that does not have a regulatory program to ensure that these dams are safely constructed and maintained to

  • Fish Guide

    Fish Guide

    Background: Alabama has one of the highest rates of subsistence fishing in the country. In 2016, the Alabama Department of Public Health issued Fish Consumption Advisories for nearly every river in Alabama. Unsafe fish account for more than 100 of the 230 listings on the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s

  • Open Government

    Open Government

    The Alabama Rivers Alliance believes that a healthy system of government involves citizen participation. The Alabama Rivers Alliance will work to improve access to government processes and to public records. The Alabama Rivers Alliance supports efforts to ensure that public policy deliberations occur in open forums accessible by the citizens

  • Stormwater


    More info coming soon!