Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rainfall

August 3, 2022

Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rainfall

MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows that occurred on August 3. The cause was a master pump failure during a heavy rainfall event.

The first occurred at a manhole on Shell Beach Road near Master Boat Builders drydock. The SSO was less than 1,000 gallons. The overflow reached Bayou La Batre.

The second occurred at 14339 Shell Belt Road at the intersection with Cain Street. The SSO was more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons. The overflow reached Bayou La Batre.

The third occurred at 14395 Shell Belt Road at Kern Martin Services. The SSO was more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons. The overflow reached Bayou La Batre.

The fourth occurred at 14358 Shell Belt Road near Waterfront Seafood. The SSO was more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons. The overflow 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.

Last Updated on April 14, 2023 by MCHDadmin

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