Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

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.

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