Wednesday, March 12, 2014

03/08/2014 - Big Creek Lake Pollution

Out of sight, out of mind. You may be indifferent about trash floating in urban waterways of low income neighborhoods but don't think it can't affect you. Mobile's policy of ignoring stormwater litter can affect everyone. Here are some photos from Big Creek Lake which is Mobile's drinking water supply taken this past week.

Picture yourself in an office around a water cooler. Visualize the unusually huge water cooler reservoir being clear glass. In the water cooler is litter - pill bottles, syringes, condoms, rusted spray cans containing who knows what, acetone cans, acid containing batteries, lighters, gasoline containers, etc. You can probably imagine how office workers would react seeing what they had to drink out of, even if the cooler had an end filter. 

If office environments would not tolerate garbage floating in a public water cooler, why is Mobile Area Water and Sewer System , Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the City of Mobile and others STILL ignoring the unmonitored garbage floating in Mobile's public water supply called Big Creek Lake, which I've complained to Mobile Area Water and Sewer System about for the past two years?

What is in your drinking water supply Mobile? Unmonitored garbage, some of which could be hazardous to your health.

When that multi-lane US Highway 98 is ever finished above Big Creek Lake, motorist litter is going to result in a even more trash entering Mobile's drinking water lake that the city or county doesn't bother to clean, even once a year.