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Lower High Falls, Talladega Forest - Bill Wilson

The Groundwater Branch administers and provides technical support for regulatory programs related to groundwater protection or cleanup. This Branch directly administers the Underground Storage Tank, (UST), Program and the Underground Injection Control, (UIC), Program. Geologists within the Groundwater Branch provide technical support to the Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste and Superfund and Brownfields Programs. Any incident of contamination of groundwater that does not fall within one of the programs above, is dealt with under the authority of the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act. This statute provides the legal basis to require investigation and cleanup where groundwater has been contaminated. Groundwater Branch staff also respond to citizen complaints and concerns regarding groundwater.