July 13, 2023
Bayou La Batre reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred July 12. The cause was heavy rain.
The SSO occurred from a manhole at 13425 Rasmussen Street. More than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons were discharged. The SSO reached Carls Creek.
Dr. Kevin Philip Michaels, 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 Carls Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.