MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

 May 5, 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. All overflows have stopped. 

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
63 Conti St. @ Demouy Ave.4,620Eslava Creek
120 Demouy Ave. @ Murray St.1,450Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St.205Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.8,700Eslava 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 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. -30-

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Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

May 5, 2021

Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on May 4 at the Saraland Wastewater Treatment Plant (104 Station Road).

Officials said the SSO occurred because of a broken valve. An estimated 150,000 gallons overflowed into a drainage ditch that leads to Norton Creek.

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 this overflow. 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 Norton Creek for recreational purposes because of this 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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Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on April 26. The overflow was at the intersection of Martha Avenue and Old Citronelle Highway. The cause of the discharge was a mechanical failure at a lift station. The estimated volume lost was less than 1,000 gallons. Prichard officials report the SSO did not reach a body of water. 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 this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

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Reportable Diseases Report – May 1, 2021

REPORTABLE DISEASES REPORT

FOR WEEK ENDING May 1, 2021

COVID-19
97 cases
Mobile County, AL
Giardiasis
1 case
Mobile County, AL
Hepatitis A
1 case
Mobile County, AL
Hepatitis B
1 case
Mobile County, AL
Pertussis
1 case
Mobile County, AL
Salmonellosis
1 case
Mobile County, AL
Streptococcus Pneumoniae
1 case
Mobile County, AL
Syphilis
9 cases
Mobile County, AL
Tuberculosis
2 cases
Mobile County, AL

OUT OF COUNTY, STATE OR UNKNOWN

05/01/21

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

April 30, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on April 29 at 8010 Silverpine Road. Approximately 179 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a break on a sewer force main. The overflow was contained and did not reach state waters. MAWSS crews have repaired the force main and are taking steps to prevent further overflows at this location. 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 this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

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MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

April 28, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on April 25 at 4519 Cypress Business Park Drive. Approximately 552,000 gallons of sewer overflowed into Halls Mill Creek as a result of a corroded ductile iron sewer mainline that is 20 feet underground. MAWSS crews have since discovered additional fractures on the mainline. While working to repair the mainline, the overflow resumed and has spilled an additional 30,000 gallons that is being contained and not currently overflowing into Halls Mill Creek. At 4505 Brentwood Drive, 3,300 gallons has overflowed from a clean-out and spilled into an unnamed tributary of Halls Mill Creek. Water quality sampling is being performed by an independent laboratory. Clean up and mitigation of the soil is underway. Contaminated soil will be properly disposed of. 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 this overflow. 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 Halls Mill Creek for recreational purposes because of the 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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