According to "Bay Waves" the newsletter for the Mobile Baykeeper, the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Mobile Baykeeper recently settled a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration ensuring both drinking water protection and the building of the new Highway 98. The new highway will be built near the Big Creek Lake the primary drinking water supply for 250,000 Mobile and Baldwin County residents.
As a result of the settlement, DOT will conduct additional studies addressing the project's secondary and cumulative impacts and the impact growth will have on the region's drinking water. The studies and the settlement included regulations designed to protect the areas drinking water. For more information on this important settlement contact Mobile Baykeeper at 251-433-4BAY.