June 22, 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 June 22. The cause was power fault at a lift station as the result of a lightning strike.
The SSO overflowed occurred at the intersection of Hemely Road and Woodruff Avenue. Less than 1,000 gallons was discharged. The SSO was absorbed by the ground and did not reach a body of water.
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.