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


Account Code:  240

Marion County

Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue a Consent Order to the Guin Water and Sewer Board (PWSID AL0000924), which operates a public water system under Public Water Supply Permit 2016-675, located at 6788 US Highway 43 in Guin, Marion County, Alabama.

The violations consisted of assigning non-certified individuals to operate a Grade IV surface water treatment plant and failure to notify the Department in writing of personnel changes affecting its certification compliance within 30 days.

The Department is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $150,000.00.  The Guin Water and Sewer Board shall immediately ensure a Grade IV certified water operator is in responsible charge at all times the plant is operating and shall submit to the Department a list of all Grade IV operators assigned to work at the treatment plant or provide a contract if a contractor is utilized.

Interested persons may submit written comments, including request for a hearing, within 30 days of the publication date of this notice, to :

Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Attention: Jeffery W.  Kitchens, Chief of the Water Division
P.O. Box 301463
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463

The comment period shall end at the close of business 30 days from the publication date of this notice. A copy of the proposed order is available on the ADEM web page at or may be obtained by written request to the above address. A nominal fee for copying may be charged.

This notice is hereby given this 24th day of August, 2022, 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.