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Water Authority taking part in litter cleanup effort

The Franklin County Water Service Authority will do its part to clean up Franklin County as part of the annual Alabama People Against a Littered State (ALPALS) “Dont Drop It on Alabama” campaign.

Employees, their families and friends will pick up litter along a stretch of Highway 187 on Saturday, April 28th.

Doug Aaron, executive director of the Franklin County Water Service Authority, said they will also invite local elected officials and candidates for political office to join them the morning of the 28th.

We're doing this in conjunction with other county and state events as part of the annual campaign,” Aaron said. “We'll pick up litter that morning and then everyone will meet back at the water tank and we'll grill hot dogs or hamburgers for lunch.”

Volunteers in the local campaign are asked to meet at the water tank, located on CR 16, at 8:30 a.m. Trash pickup will begin at 9 a.m. Aaron said the group will clean 187 from AL 24 south to the water treatment plant at the intersection of 187 and 16.

Franklin County Probate Judge Barry Moore announced a local campaign, “Don't Drop It on Franklin County,” at the commission's March meeting. Commissioners voted to support the campaign, which runs statewide from April 21-28, 2018.

ALPALS is a statewide organization dedicated to making Alabama more beautiful by sponsoring programs focused on cleaning up litter in Alabama's streets, streams, campuses and coastlines.

ALPALS encourages county and municipal governments, civic groups, volunteers, neighborhoods, schools, church groups and other groups and individuals to join in keeping Alabama beautiful.

During the week-long anti-litter drive, all supplies and materials for trash pickup will be supplied by ALPALS.

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