MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The city of Mobile has yet to submit a storm water management plan to Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Meanwhile, mother nature has a plan of its own. Sunday's storm pushed trash into the cities waterways.
Lone trap tested
FOX10 checked to see if the cities only litter trap stopped the trash from flowing into Dog River. The trap was full. Kim Sweet, President of the Dog River Clearwater Revival group, has been tracking its progress too.
"I am very pleased to see that it did capture what it captured. However, there is an untold amount of trash that just flowed right over the top, for a significant amount of time. When all that trash could have been captured if the basket would have lifted up like it should have," said Sweet.
Officials: no desire to be fined
City Council Member Gina Gregory says the city and ADEM have an agreement that sets benchmarks on the city's stormwater management progress.
The city missed a deadline set for Friday, April 12. The council and the administration have failed to approve a storm water contract and it's unknown how much the stalemate is costing the city.
"I don't know how much the fine is. It could be a daily fine. That's what we don't want to have happen. We don't want to be fined by ADEM we want to spend our money doing work and not being fined instead for not doing the work," Gregory said.
FOX10 News Reporter Letisha Bush is taking a closer look at the cities storm water management and will have the full story at 9:00 p.m.
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The Mobile County Sheriffs Office is wrapping up an undercover investigation aimed at cracking down on local scrap metal businesses.
Students at Davidson High School are dedicating their annual Christmas Concert Monday, December 9 to their late band director Tony Pike.
Look for a big drop in our temperatures for Tuesday.
The Democratic leader in the Alabama House is calling for the Legislature to use its election-year session to approve a state lottery.
Shaun Cassidy was slapped with a $1,155,00 bond Monday afternoon. He was arrested Friday night on multiple charges of sodomy and enticing a child.