MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 5-17-24

May 17, 2024

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on May 16 at 1601 Cedar Downs Drive. Approximately 2,400 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a broken Air Release Valve (ARV) on the force main.

The overflow was contained and did not reach state waters. MAWSS crews stopped the overflow and will repair the valve 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.