August 26, 2022
MAWSS provides update to Sanitary Sewer Overflow into Perch Creek
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on August 24 at 4300 Dauphin Island Parkway. A joint separated on an 18-inch sewer force main at the Perch Creek Lift Station. Approximately 1,050,000 gallons of wastewater flowed into Perch Creek.
MAWSS crews repaired the force main and are taking steps to prevent further overflows at this location. The replacement of this lift station and force main are scheduled in the final two years of the Phase 2 master plan.
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 Perch 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.