The Black Warrior River seems to have been besieged with contaminating pollution spills in recent weeks. First there was the chemical spill at the Alabama Power Gorgas Steam Plant, and now a major sewer spill at the City of Northport where repairs were being made on the sewer system.
On Sunday July 3, Northport posted this statement on their Facebook page which also fed to their website:
"Temporary repairs to the damaged wastewater force main located on 5th Street have been made. All sanitary sewer overflows have been stopped. Permanent repairs will begin Tuesday. 5th Street will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. and will remain closed throughout the day while repairs are made. City personnel will continue to monitor the situation and will work with ADEM accordingly on reporting and clean up requirements."