Thursday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin took to Twitter to condemn the latest news of the beleaguered Birmingham Water Works.

A day earlier, the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) accepted the retirements of most of its purchasing department on Wednesday amid accusations of poor practices and kickbacks, according to a report from Birmingham TV's WBRC.

Entire Twitter statement as follows:

"Birmingham Water Works is one of the most common complaints that come into City Hall.

Whether it’s one of our seniors suddenly getting hit with an overpriced bill, or residents being caught off guard by statements arriving late, or the lack of customer service addressing residents’ questions, customers are rightfully frustrated.

Not to mention the constant flow of negative press about service & operations. This is absolutely unacceptable. While the city has no direct oversight of operations, we appoint some members of the Water Works board. I expect immediate accountability & answers from this board.

I will not allow our most vulnerable residents to be victimized by mismanagement by this board. I will continue to push for answers until our residents receive the accountability and customer service they deserve."

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