The body was found Tuesday around 7:30 a.m. Authorities say the cause of death remains unknown and theres no evidence of foul play.
Jackson said there is no threat to the water. He said the location where the body was found is the initial location where water is taken in before it is treated. He said it is not uncommon to find dead things in the water, but usually those things include deer and raccoons, not human bodies. Still, he said the water treatment process will work the same to clean any impurities from drinking water before it reaches homes and businesses.
Body found in Birmingham Water Works intake basin
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Officials say theres no public health risk after a body was found floating at a Birmingham Water Works pumping station.
A worker found the mans body while performing routine maintenance on Tuesday morning. Theres no immediate word on the identity of the person or a cause of death.
The body was in a water intake thats near the Cahaba River close to Interstate 459. Its unclear how long it had been there.
A spokesman for the water system, Rick Jackson, tells news outlets there is no threat to the water system or customer safety.