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Alabama Power partnering with residents to address dilapidated structures on lakes

Alabama Power
Posted: 1/13/2015

Alabama Power

During 2015, Alabama Power is reaching out to lake residents who own deteriorating piers, boathouses and other structures. The intent is to preserve Alabama Power lake shorelines by encouraging residents to repair or remove dilapidated structures.

To help property owners, the company will:

Waive permit fees to repair or replace decayed, neglected or dysfunctional structures with new structures.
Provide trash removal sites to discard disassembled structures during the annual Renew Our Rivers cleanups. More information can be found at

“We know lake residents take pride in their homes and weekend retreats, and hope these incentives will help make decisions about upgrades or repairs that much easier,” said Billy Edge, shoreline supervisor for Alabama Power. “As we increase our focus on aging shoreline structures and those in disrepair, Alabama Power will continue to reach out to lake residents to help them find ways to voluntarily repair or remove structures during 2015.”

For more information, contact:

Smith Lake - Steve Fletcher - 205-384-7385

Lakes Martin, Yates and Thurlow - Rhett Hanks - 256-825-0053

Weiss Lake - Dennis Trammell - 256-927-2597

Lake Logan Martin and Neely Henry - Rob Coyne - 205-472-0481

Lake Harris - Sheila Smith - 256-396-5093

Lakes Lay, Mitchell, Jordan and Bouldin - Candy Hayes - 205-755-4420

To learn more about Alabama Power’s Shoreline Management program, please visit

Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), owns and operates 14 hydroelectric plants in Alabama providing clean, low-cost electricity. The facilities also provide more than 157,000 acres of water and more than 4,000 miles of shoreline for the public’s use and enjoyment.

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