MAWSS reports on two Sanitary Sewer Overflows

May 10, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to two Sanitary Sewer Overflows. One was on May 9, while the other was on May 10.

The one on Sunday was at 4215 Moffett Road. Approximately 157 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a grease blockage on a private sewer lateral. The owner was notified.

The one on Monday was at 1722 Harbor Drive East. Approximately 264 gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of a lift station power failure. All of the overflow was contained and did not reach state waters. Alabama Power repaired a broken power line and restored power to the lift station.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Area residents should take precautions when using Three Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of that overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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MCHD vaccine events 5.11 to 5.16

The Mobile County Health Department’s COVID-19 Response Team has several vaccine events scheduled for this week.

All of these clinics will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

FIRST-DOSE CLINICS

  • On Tuesday, MCHD will conduct a first-dose vaccine event at Citronelle High School (8200 Lebaron Avenue) from 1 to 5 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. This is approved for anyone ages 16 and older.
  • On Friday, MCHD will conduct a first-dose vaccine event during Art Walk at the Mobile Downtown Alliance building (261 Dauphin Street) from 4 to 7 p.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. This is approved for anyone ages 16 and older.
  • On Saturday, MCHD will conduct a first-dose vaccine event at the Nova Espresso coffee shop (306 Saint Anthony Street) from 8 to 11 a.m. This will offer the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. This is approved for anyone ages 16 and older.

SECOND-DOSE CLINICS

  • On Friday, MCHD will be at Blount High School (5450 Lott Road in Prichard) from 2 to 6 p.m. This will be for those who got their first dose of Pfizer mRNA vaccine on or before April 23.
  • On Sunday, MCHD will be at the Downtown Mobile Alliance building (261 Dauphin Street) from 2 to 4 p.m. This will be for those who got their first dose of the Moderna mRNA vaccine on or before April 18.

Those coming for their second-dose booster shot should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

As a reminder, MCHD will begin offering first-dose vaccines at the Newburn Health Center (248 Cox Street in Mobile) starting tomorrow. Pfizer will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Moderna will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For those wishing to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine, MCHD is now offering first- dose and second-dose Moderna vaccinations at several of its Family Health locations conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To secure a time to receive the shot, please call 251-690-8889.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410- MCHD (6243).

MCHD adding more vaccine opportunities

In an effort to better serve our community, the Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team will be offering first-dose and second-dose vaccine clinics at its Newburn Health Center. The service will begin on Tuesday, May 11. 

The Newburn Health Center is located at 248 Cox Street in Midtown Mobile, across from USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. The facility is at the intersection of Saint Stephens Road. 

As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, this will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken. 

Those coming for their second-dose booster shot should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system. 

At this time, first-dose and the second-dose vaccine will be offered on this schedule: 

  • On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the staff will have the Pfizer mRNA vaccine from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Newburn. This vaccine is authorized for those 16 years and older. 
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the staff will have the Moderna mRNA vaccine from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Newburn. This vaccine is authorized for those 18 years and older. 

For those wishing to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine, MCHD is now offering first-dose and the second-dose Moderna vaccinations at several of its Family Health locations conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To secure a time to receive the shot, please call 251-690-8889. 

MCHD observes National Nurses Day

National Nurses Day is observed annually on May 6. On this day, we raise awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society. This day is also the first day of National Nurses Week and is sometimes known as National RN Recognition Day.

“During this constantly changing COVID-19 pandemic, our nurses and medical assistants have been invaluable,” said Denise Peele, MSN, RN, the Director of Nursing for the Mobile County Health Department and Family Health, the primary care division of MCHD. “Their adaptability with each and every challenge that they have faced this past year has been amazing.

“I am honored and very proud to lead this outstanding team. Our nurses and medical assistants are the heart of the agency and they are true healthcare heroes.”

Nurses (including Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Assistants, and COVID-19 Vaccinators) serving MCHD and Family Health were presented with balloons and a “Nursing Survival Kit” containing tasty treats. Those being recognized today are:

Angela Alexander, Melanie Alford, Ivania Alvarez, Sienna Alvarez, Alexander Alvarez Jr., Christy Anderson, Chontee Andrews, Jennifer Bailey, Glenda Balius, Yvonne Baynard, Virginia Beall, Maria Beck, Helen Bishop, Kacie Breen, Jantel Buford, Darlene Burrell, Dana Burroughs, Leslie Carley, Laura Caro, Shayria Catlin, Jessica Clarke, Erin Coker, Terri Cornelius, Sonja Crawford, Jessica Curry, Vickie Davis, Charles Seth Davis, Janelle Davis, Quantasia Dozier, Rayanna Duarte, Dominique Dunigan, Daedra Dunigan, Brittany Edmondson, Kimjuana English, Peggy Evans, Melody Faulkner, Tiasha Finklea, Annethaie Fuller, Charlotte Gamble, Christa Gamble, Aisha Garmon, Barbara Gibbs, Leticia Gibbs, Diane Glass, Courtney Graham, James Graves, Doina Griga, Edna Harris, Shakara Harris, Heather Harvey, Phyllis Hosey, Valorie Hudson, Cristina Irby, Ivory Irons, Adrienne Irvin, Ariana Jackson, Ma’Quala Johnson, Jeri Jones, Lolisa July, Thaila Keodouangdy, Sharron King, Raquel King, Constance Knauf, Sonja Lamar, Anita LeBatard, Brittany Lewis, Celeste Lindsey, Kasey Lingenfelter, Constance Malone, Emalee Malone, Marshae Maye, Zakelia Maye, Patricia McCants, Lakesha McCulland, Tramaine Mitchell, Janice Morris, Dorlisa Mose, Amaney Nassar, Olivia Newell, Ngoc-Anh Ngo, Hoai-Linh “Link” Nguyen, April Nobles, Cindy Norman, Heather Partin, Poonam Patel, Marshalette Patrick, Jennifer Payne, Charlotte Peele, Vera Peoples, Tanjanekia Powe, Holly Pratt, Sharon Price, Kimberly Rawson, Sara Reed, Myra Reid, Leane Richardson, Kelly Ritchie, Tosca Roberson, Joyce Roberson, Chronda Roberson, Yukalandis Roberson, Melanie Robinson, Hope Robinson, Christina Ruffer, Elizabeth Ruzic, Jakara Sargent, Melanie Snow, Vanessa Stalling, Genine Surgest, Barbara Swartz, Tina Syphrit, Maliyah Taylor, Emily Thacker, Jacqueline Thomas, Heaven Tipton, Tywanda Varner, Mason Wade, Amanda Ward, Triona Watts, Susan Wendell, Agnes White, Tacara White, Stefanie Whitsett-Gildersleeve, Jerrica Wiley, Mellisa Williams, Jayne Wilson, Laura Jane Wolf, and Conswella Wright.

National Nurses Week begins May 6 and ends on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910). Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English, social reformer, statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She became well-known while taking care of the

Shown in the photo holding up the gifts are, from left to right, Denise Peele, Angela Alexander, and Randi McDavid. wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Nightingale was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night.

MAWSS udpates Sanitary Sewer Overflows

May 6, 2021

Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows in the Mobile area on May 4. Sewer overflows occur when heavy rain infiltrates aging sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing overflows with capital projects.

Below are the locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters. The event at Johnson Avenue is an updated estimate. The event at Lubel Avenue is being reported for the first time.

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
766 Johnston Ave.19,700Eslava Creek
1050 Lubel Ave.130Three Mile Creek

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department, advises area residents to take precautions when encountering any standing water that may have accumulated because of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Area residents should take precautions when using Eslava Creek and Three Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

 

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