August 26, 2022
Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Dauphin Island Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on August 25. The overflow occurred at 1209 Bienville Boulevard.
Officials say the cause of the SSO was infiltration from heavy rainfall. The estimated overflow was 543 gallons. The SSO reached Salt Creek.
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 Salt Creek 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.