Birmingham Water Works Board

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The Birmingham Water Works Board is an independent public authority which owns and manages the Birmingham Water Works utility. It was created in 2001 by state law.

As of January 2017, the Birmingham Water Works Board consists of nine members, who can serve no more than two four-year terms. Six of the members are appointed by the Birmingham City Council, one by the Jefferson County Mayor's Association, one by the Shelby County Commission and one by the Blount County Commission. Board members are compensated for their service at the rate of $1,000 per month, with limited opportunity to be reimbursed for related travel expenses.

From the time the independent board was created in 2001 until it was modified by the Alabama State Legislature in 2016, the board had five members which were appointed to staggered six-year terms by the Birmingham City Council. Board compensation was previously set at $285 per meeting with no clear limits on what constituted a meeting, and reimbursement for travel and other expenses was determined by the board itself.




Former board members


  • Bryant, Joseph D. (May 14, 2015) "Birmingham Water Works changes take effect today following governor's signing of legislation." The Birmingham News
  • Wright, Barnett (January 4, 2017) "Expanded Birmingham Water Works Board takes seat, elects Sherry Lewis as chair." The Birmingham Times

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