AL House Health committee approves BWWB expansion bill

AL House Health committee approves BWWB expansion bill

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Controversial legislation is moving fast in the capital that would change the governance of the Birmingham Water Works Board.

On Tuesday, the House Health Committee approved a bill that would expand the board, adding members from other cities and counties outside Birmingham that use and pay for water from BWWB. It would also limit members to two terms.

Mac Underwood, General Manager of the BWWB, was at Tuesday's meeting and is fighting the changes.

"About 95 percent of our customers are in Birmingham or Jefferson County. About 91 percent of the revenue comes from Birmingham and Jefferson County so we feel like areas should represent Jefferson County and the city of Birmingham," Mac Underwood said.

The Alabama House could pass these changes as soon as Wednesday.

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