Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

September 16, 2021

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 that occurred on September 15 as a result of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Nicholas.

A discharge of an estimated 3,000 gallons took place near 12885 Padgett Switch Road in Irvington. The overflow reached Carls 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 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.