Untreated Overflow

In affluent and poor communities alike, untreated sewage overflows into streams as many as 30 times a day across Alabama. Improvements to wastewater utilities usually only follow a problem, including a trip to the hospital after a summer swim.

“I want to make sure that the area where my children play and friends come over to play is a safe environment,” says Reily Murphy — one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Fairhope Utilities, which serves one of the state’s most affluent cities. Photo by Matthew Coughlin In early…

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