MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

September 20, 2022

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on September 19 at 1566 Lois Drive near Cedar Pointe Road along an easement.

Approximately 1,565 gallons of wastewater flowed into Mobile Bay as a result of a break on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews repaired the break and are taking steps to prevent future 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 the Mobile River 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.