During Oxford’s City Council meeting Tuesday evening, new water regulations were adopted in order to address the conditions of a lawsuit settled in February. After a lawsuit was filed by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the state Department of Environmental Management several years ago, a settlement has been reached. Oxford Water Works and Sewer Board adopted water regulations from non-domestic users at the Tull C-Allen wastewater Treatment Plant in Munford.
This regulation has established discharge limitations to the amount of treated liquid waste that goes into waters owned by the state like Choccolocco Creek. The lawsuit argued that the chemical nature of the treated liquid waste was affecting the quality of water flowing in receiving streams in addition to the quality of underground waters. According to the written ordinance, Oxford Water Board is responsible for carrying out routine inspections, surveillance, and monitoring.