Birmingham City Council passes resolution to disapprove bill in Alabama Legislature to overhaul the BWWB — ‘Totally unfair how they bully Birmingham’

The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday to express its disapproval of a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives that would overhaul the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) and reorganize the appointment structure of its members.

After a year of crisis at the Birmingham Water Works, State Reps. Jim Carns (R-Vestavia Hills) and David Faulkner (R-Hoover) introduced House Bill 177 in March.

Carns told 1819 News in March he was moved to co-sponsor the bill after hearing constituents’ complaints over the last two years about the utility’s billing issues. He also said the Water Works is losing 51% of the water they are treating.

By Will Blakely