April 16, 2021
Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported two Sanitary Sewer Overflows that occurred on April 15. These were caused by heavy rains in the area. One SSO took place at Tapia Avenue, while the other was at the intersection of Alba Street and 5 th Avenue. The estimated overflows for both events were more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons. These overflows reached storm drains that empty into Bayou La Batre.
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 Bayou La Batre for recreational purposes because of the 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.