February 10, 2022
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 February 9. The cause was a blockage in the main sewer line.
A discharge estimated between 1,000 gallons and 10,000 gallons took place at 13350 North Wintzell Avenue in the city of Bayou La Batre. The overflow reached a drainage ditch that eventually empties into Carls Creek. The affected area was cleaned and disinfected.
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.