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Photo by Ron Burkett

Water usage restrictions are now voluntary, according to the drought management plan. Read more

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

At a meeting on Nov. 10, the Birmingham Water Works Board discussed the effects of the current drought and approved a rate increase of 3.9%. Read more

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Ron Burkett

Continued lack of rain as well as above-normal temperatures have exacerbated the already extreme drought conditions. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

Part of Valley Avenue was closed off Monday night after a break in a water main started spewing water near Homewood Middle School. Read more

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Emily Featherston

September and October are usually dry, but the area has had even less rainfall than normal. Read more

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Water line damage

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The break occurred Wednesday afternoon near Columbiana Road and Shades Crest Road. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

In a unanimous vote, the special issues committee approved an amendment to the city sign ordinance banning electronic billboards anywhere within city limits. Read more

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Feb. 9 City Council meeting

Sydney Cromwell

City Chief of Staff J.J. Bischoff said this phase will extend from Green Springs Avenue to the end of the Wildwood shopping center. The engineering department is still in the design phase, so Bischoff said he did not have a timeline for construction. Read more

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