MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 3-13-24

March 13, 2024

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on March 11 from a main line break at 6701 Dickens Ferry Road. Approximately 56,400 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Twelve Mile Creek. as a result of a break on the main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and set up a bypass until the repairs are made. Steps 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 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.