July 11, 2022
Bayou La Batre reports 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 on July 10. The cause was a mechanical failure at a pump station.
The SSO took place at the intersection of West Alba Street and Fifth Avenue. The estimated volume was 150 gallons. The overflow went into a drainage ditch that empties into Bayou La Batre. The area was cleaned and disinfected.
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 Bayou La Batre 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.