Public Conference on Drinking Water Threat: No. 5 Mine


The Alabama Surface Mining Commission is currently accepting public comments concerning the renewal of a coal mining permit for the No. 5 Mine. This proposed 506 acre surface coal mine would discharge wastewater out of 23 points into the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River, upstream of a drinking water intake for 200,000 people in greater Birmingham.

Black Warrior Riverkeeper and the Birmingham Water Works Board strongly oppose this permit. On March 26, 2019, the Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing the permit. Now YOU can TAKE ACTION against this threat to the river and your water by attending a public conference and stating your opposition:


Informal Public Conference
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6 PM
Bevill State Community College Auditorium 
101 State Street, Sumiton, AL 35148

For more information about the conference contact Mark Woodley: (205) 221-4130 ext 213.

For more information about the No. 5 Mine proposal, visit: