MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 3-20-24

March 20, 2024

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on March 19 at 1526 Canal Road. Approximately 425 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Perch Creek as a result of a break on a low-pressure force main.

MAWSS crews repaired the force main and have taken the necessary steps 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 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Last Updated on March 20, 2024 by MCHDadmin