Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow 03.09.2023

March 9, 2023

Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred this morning. The cause was heavy rainfall.

The SSO overflowed from a manhole at 12885 Padgett Switch Road near the Kids Cottage Daycare. Approximately 900 gallons of wastewater reached a drainage ditch that empties into Carls Creek.

Dr. Kevin P. 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 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.