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

Finding of No Significant Impact
ADEM Fund Code 245

Town of Lexington
Lauderdale County, Alabama

DWSRF Project No. FS010236-01

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has made $1,240,000 in financial assistance available to the Town of Lexington using funds from the FY 2017 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 the potential impacts upon the environment that may result from implementation of this project.

The Town of Lexington proposes to replace approximately 975 residential water meters with new automatic meter reading (AMR) meters, install district meters, install a new well, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.  Completion of this project will enable the system to more accurately measure water use, provide a means for isolating water leaks, reduce costs of reading meters, and provide a new water source which will provide sufficient water for the system.

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

Comments relative to this project should be submitted in writing to Mr. Thomas H. Garrett, SRF Section, Permits and Services Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463, no later than 30 days after the date of this FONSI.  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 20th day of December, 2017, 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.