July 11, 2022
MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on July 9 at 5930 Rangeline Road. Approximately 16,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of a lift station air relief valve failure.
MAWSS crews took quick action and reclaimed 10,000 gallons of the overflow. Approximately 6,000 gallons went into Rabbit Creek. The necessary repairs have been made. Steps will be taken to prevent further overflows at this location.
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 Rabbit 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.