Drought Emergency Downgraded to Stage Two

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm

Jan 15 pic of Lake Purdy

Lake Purdy on January 15, 2017

The Birmingham Water Works announced yesterday, January 24, 2017, of a Stage 2 drought situation which is rolled back from the previous Stage 4 Water emergency. Therefore, the Declaration of Water System Emergency for the City of Vestavia Hills which was signed by the Mayor on November 6, 2017 effective, November 28, 2016, has now been cancelled. View the January 24 BWW letter to the Mayor.

Effective immediately, there will be no more mandatory watering restrictions as enforced by the City of Vestavia Hills Police Department pursuant to Ordinance Number 2318.

Residents and businesses should note that the drought is still ongoing and they should still be mindful of the need to conserve our water resources.  The Vestavia Hills City Council will have representatives from the Birmingham Water Works attend the Council work session February 20 to discuss ways to increase the water available to Vestavia Hills and neighboring communities in the future.  The public is welcome to attend.

Council work sessions are held in the Executive Conference Room of City Hall, located 1032 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.  Public comment is only allowed by invitation by the Mayor during a Council work session.  Those requiring special accommodations should contact the City Clerk at 978-0184 or rleavings@vhal.org.