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Rep. Sewell Announces $5 Million Grant to Improve Wastewater Conditions in Alabama’s Black Belt 2/29/24

Columbia World Projects Commits to EPA’s Groundbreaking Water Initiative 9/20/23

The Lowndes Signal: ADPH works toward solutions for wastewater crisis 9/10/23

‘Cluster’ water treatment system to be tested in Black Belt; leaders say more community buy-in needed 8/8/23

WSFA: 2 women helping install septic tanks for Lowndes County families in need 5/11/23

Water Environment and Technology: Help on the way 5/23

Montgomery Adviser: Experts say these are the top 5 barriers to affordable housing in rural Alabama 10/19/22

ADEM: ADEM Approves $348 Million for Water, Sewer Projects 9/15/22

IAPMO: 2022 IWSH Awards Recognize Exceptional Volunteers 9/14/22

CNN: New Biden administration initiative looks to fix water infrastructure problems in poor, rural areas 8/2/22

The Lowndes Signal: Bradley recognized as State Employee of the Year 7/21/22

Montgomery Advertiser: $2.1 million USDA grant returns to Lowndes County to solve the sewage crisis 6/25/22

IAPMO: Finally, a fix for the wastewater crisis in the Alabama Black Belt 5/9/22 Alabama set to receive $1 billion from feds to fix water systems. It won’t be enough 4/13/22

Montgomery Advertiser: Rural Alabama wastewater infrastructure ‘public health issue’ gets much-needed attention 3/29/22 Guest opinion: We need all hands on deck to solve America’s sanitation problems 3/17/22 Rules and Regs: Washington Looking at New Nonpotable Rules 3/17/22

Alabama News: Program Offers Fix for Sewer Problems in Lowndes Co. 3/16/22

Alabama News: Groups Offer Help with Sewer Problems in Lowndes Co. 3/15/22

Underground Construction: EPA chief witnesses sewage problems in Alabama’s Black Belt 3/7/22

PR Newswire: IWSH Joins Alabama in Fight Against Poor Sanitation and ‘America’s Dirty Secret’ 2/23/22

Montgomery Advertiser: COVID relief’s water and sewer spending can be life changing for thousands of Alabamians 1/26/22

CBS News: Rural Alabama community faces wastewater crisis 1/13/22

The New York Times: An Alabama Town’s Sewage Woes Test Biden’s Infrastructure Ambitions 1/12/21

CBS News: 60 Minutes investigates: Americans fighting for access to sewage disposal 12/19/21

The Daily Yonder: Faced with Failing Sewage System, Rural Community in Alabama’s Black Belt Wants a Say in Finding a Solution 10/14/21 ‘It can rain, it can storm’: First wastewater systems installed in Black Belt via federal grant 7/8/21

Congresswoman Terri Sewell: Reps. Sewell, Babin Introduce Legislation to Establish New Wastewater Grants for Underserved Communities, Bill Included in Key Committee Markup 6/19/21

Pumper: Rules and Regs: Alabama Water Management Group Focuses on Rural Wastewater Solutions 4/15/21 Alabama environmental groups see opportunity in $4 billion state will get in stimulus 3/28/21

University of South Alabama: USA Led Initiative Lands $4.85 Million Grant 3/22/21 ADPH celebrates Rural Water and Wastewater Treatment Award that will provide innovative solutions for underserved, low-income communities 3/17/21 Black Belt sewage woes: Feds give $4.9M for rural wastewater project 3/14/21

The University of Alabama: New Grant Strengthens Work to Solve Rural Wastewater Challenge 3/12/21

Yellow Hammer: Nearly $5M in federal funds secured by Shelby heading to support wastewater solutions in the Black Belt 3/10/21

Columbia World Projects: USDA Awards $4.85 Million Grant to Columbia World Projects’ Wastewater Infrastructure Partners 3/10/21

Senator Richard Shelby: Shelby: Alabama Consortium Receives Rural Water and Wastewater Treatment Award 3/10/21

The New Yorker: The Heavy Toll of the Black Belt’s Wastewater Crisis 11/30/20

Congresswoman Terri Sewell: Rep. Sewell Praises Launch of Alabama Wastewater Project 10/15/20

University of South Alabama: USA Leads Program to Address Wastewater Treatment 9/17/20

University of Alabama: UA Contributing Solutions to Wastewater Treatment in Rural Alabama 9/17/20

The Hill: We Need to Fight the Water Crisis You Haven’t Heard Of 4/25/18

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