Alabama Department of Environmental Management
P.O. Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)
Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 271-7700


ADEM Fund Code 245

Buhl Elrod Holman Water Authority
Tuscaloosa County

DWSRF# FS010253-01

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $2,424,000 in financial assistance available to Buhl Elrod Holman Water Authority using funds from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan program.  In accordance with State and Federal regulations that govern the program, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has conducted a review to assess potential impacts upon the environment that may result from implementation of these drinking water system improvements.

The Buhl Elrod Holman Water Authority proposes installation of a 700 GPM water treatment package plant (WTP), new operations building, 100,000 gallon clear-well, chemical feed system, aeration tower, and service pumps; development of new Well No. 3 (400 GPM); upgrade of Well No. 2 service pumps; new raw water transmission lines from both wells to the new WTP; and new water distribution line from the new WTP and connecting to the existing distribution system.  Proposed improvements will ensure system compliance and the continued provision of adequate and safe drinking water to all service area customers.

The Department has determined that proposed projects will not have significant adverse impact upon the environment and consequently is herewith issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to support the use of SRF funds for construction of the proposed projects.  However, this determination may be reconsidered if significant adverse information concerning potential environmental impacts of proposed projects is discovered.  Attached is an Environmental Assessment that details the proposed projects and their impact upon the environment.

Comments relative to this project should be submitted in writing to Mr. Stan Shirley, SRF Section, Permits and Services Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Post Office Box 301463, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463, no later than 30 days after the date of this public notice.  The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will not take formal action to proceed with the project without carefully evaluating any public comments opposing the project.

This notice is hereby given this 4th day of December, 2019, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Lance R. LeFleur

Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.