May 3, 2023
MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) found evidence of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on May 2 at 2570 Government Boulevard.
The wastewater overflow was not active at the time the evidence was seen. It appeared the wastewater overflowed into Eslava Creek. There is no estimated amount of overflow.
The root cause of the wastewater overflow is under investigation. The appropriate action will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.
Dr. Kevin Philip 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 Eslava Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.