August 26, 2022
Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred on August 25. Officials said heavy rainfall flooded the southern part of the system while power outages in the northern part of the system caused multiple SSOs.
The combined SSOs were more than 750,000 gallons and less than 1,000,000 gallons. The overflows reached Bayou La Batre.
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 these overflows. 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 these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.