April 16, 2021
Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Dauphin Island Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority responded to several Sanitary Sewer Overflows on April 15. The cause was heavy rains that hit the area.
|Location||Estimated Gallons||Receiving Water|
|Hubert St. @ Cadillac Ave.||248||Dauphin Island Bay|
|1200 to 1300 blocks of Bienville Blvd.||1,780||Graveline Bay|
|702 Bienville Blvd.||4,620||Ground absorbed|
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 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 Dauphin Island Bay and Graveline Bay 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.