The City of Fairhope is proud to support bipartisan legislation Water Quality Grant Program Bill introduced this week by Senator Doug Jones to create a new water quality grant program to increase data sharing across counties. The Bill discussed on the floor yesterday afternoon is to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a pilot competitive grant program for improving the sharing of water quality data, and for other purposes. Similar to INNOVATIVE COMMUNITIES BY DESIGN (PDF or see below) I presented during the 2019 year’s State of the City.
This legislation is a direct result of a successful mid-September meeting with our administration and staffers from Senator Jones’ office who came out willing to listen to our concerns and quickly work towards a solution.
I’m beyond excited that Senator Jones sees the incredible value and growing need for the health of Mobile Bay. The issue is much bigger than any municipality along the shores of Mobile Bay as the Mobile River Watershed is the second largest in the US. It will require action from the entire State in order to make a meaningful impact.
I am proud to have leaders in my administration who help Fairhope champion causes that will affect our residents for decades to come. I will continue to meet with State Representatives to support this Bill!
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