Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rainfall

July 8, 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 July 8. The cause was heavy rainfall.

The first occurred at the intersection of Tram Avenue and Garland Street. The SSO was less than 1,000 gallons. The overflow reached Bayou La Batre.

The second occurred at 14358 Shell Belt Road at the intersection with Cain Street. The SSO was less than 1,000 gallons. The overflow reached Bayou La Batre.

The third occurred at 14393 Shell Belt Road at the intersection with Faith Street. The SSO was less than 1,000 gallons. The overflow reached Bayou La Batre.

The fourth occurred at 14397 Shell Belt Road from a manhole in the Master Boat drydock parking lot. The SSO was less than 1,000 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 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.

Last Updated on April 14, 2023 by MCHDadmin

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