Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

July 1, 2021

Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Dauphin Island Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on June 30. The overflow occurred at 305 Audubon Place.

Officials say the cause of the SSO was a broken lateral on private property. An estimated 625 gallons got into the Gulf of Mexico. Officials placed signage at the SSO and notified nearby residents.

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 this area of the Gulf of Mexico 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.