Stricter water usage rules could come Tuesday after the Alabama Drought Monitoring and Impact Group meets. Much of the focus in Birmingham has been on extremely low water levels at Lake Purdy.
A check of the Cahaba River also shows some very serious conditions. At risk, is one of the most bio-diverse rivers in the country. The river now looks like a creek in spots with rocks covering areas that should be covered with water.
“Only a couple of times in history has it gotten this low,” says Mitch Reid with the Alabama Rivers Alliance. He says it’s worse than the “monster drought” of 2007. Only shallow pools remain for the fish, snails and other wildlife.
The Bibb Voice encourages everyone to conserve water.
Here are some helpful tips:
*Turn off the water when you brush your teeth.
*When shaving put a small amount in the sink to rinse the razor instead of running water.
*Fix toilet leaks. To see if you have one, put a drop of food coloring in the tank. Wait 25 minutes and if the coloring is in your bowl you have a leak.