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UPDATE: Water main break in Norwood

Not really sure of the extent of dmage, but we do know that there was a water main break in Birmingham’s Norwood community this morning near the intersection of Norwood Boulevard and 16th Avenue North. According to the Birmingham Water Works, a crew is on the way to assess and repaired the situation this afternoon.

Water restrictions relaxed in Birmingham

The Birmingham Water Works board has relaxed the Birmingham metropolitan area’s drought status to Stage 1, meaning that water restrictions will now be voluntary and fines will not be levied on those that choose not to participate. The utility made the announcement via a press release earlier today that was published by Fox 6 on their website. As of the time of this posting, the release had not been made available on the Water Works’ website.

The announcement comes nearly a week after the utility announced changes to their drought management plan. The changes were the result of suggestions made during the drought summit as well as others made by customers. The long term threat is still not over as the U.S. Drought Monitor still lists the utility’s service area as one in extreme conditions.