Duck River water reaches Cullman

Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs pours Cullman Economic Development Agency Director Dale Greer a glass of water supplied by the Duck River pipeline Friday, July 17, 2020. (Video capture courtesy of City of Cullman Municipal Government)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Mayor Woody Jacobs announced Friday that the city of Cullman has begun drawing water from the Duck River Reservoir to the city water treatment plant, and that the city is now receiving drinking water from the reservoir. During his Friday video update, Jacobs invited Cullman Economic Development Agency (CEDA) Director Dale Greer to attend, and poured him a cup of water drawn from the new supply.

Jacobs said, “Today I am excited to say that water from Duck River is now being pumped to the water filter plant and coming to a home near you.”

The mayor thanked Greer for his 27 years of service in the development of the project. 

Greer, who came to work for Cullman in May 1993, told The Tribune, “It really is 27 years of culmination on a project that I always believed had the potential to ensure this community had an adequate water supply for a hundred years. It protected not only the residents, but businesses and agriculture- particularly the poultry industry- and so many other things that are important to us. It allows us to continue to grow and prosper in the future.”

Look for a full story on the Duck River reservoir, dam and pipeline projects coming next week.

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Duck River reservoir and dam (Cullman Tribune file photo)

W.C. Mann