January 24, 2024
MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on January 23 at 950 Henckley Avenue. Approximately 600 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a broken sewer main line.
MAWSS reports 400 gallons of wastewater were reclaimed, while 200 gallons flowed into Twelve Mile Creek. MAWSS crews repaired the break and are taking steps to prevent further 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 Twelve Mile 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.