Jefferson County, Alabama

News and Announcements


Jefferson County Environmental Services Department Advises of Force Main Break Near the Cahaba River in Riverchase

The Jefferson County Department of Environmental Services is advising the public about a force main break a few hundred feet from the Cahaba Rive rnear Hwy. 31 in Riverchase. According to Environmental Services Director David Denard a contractor was inspecting the force main and inadvertently damaged it.The County is putting up signs in the area asking people to avoid the area and fishing or swimming in the Cahaba River from US Hwy. 31 to AL Hwy 52 for the time being.  

“This is an unfortunate accident, but we want to be sure to advise the public to stay away from the area. This is a popular time for people to be fishing and floating on the Cahaba and we would advise against that, until we can get this force main repaired,” said Denard.