Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow 5-9-24

May 9, 2024

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 May 8. The cause was a broken abandoned sewer lateral.

The SSO occurred at 13300 Rasmussen Street. Less than 1,000 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.

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