MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 6-4-24

June 4, 2024

MAWSS reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to several Sanitary Sewer Overflows in the Mobile area June 2-3 caused by heavy rainfall. One of the same locations stopped, then restarted when the rain resumed.

Wastewater overflows occur when heavy rains infiltrate aging sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing wastewater overflows with capital projects.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated overflow, and receiving waters are listed below:

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
2122 Gimon Circle N.118,400Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.101,700Eslava Creek
Tonlours Dr. & Three Mile Creek173Three Mile Creek

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 these overflows. 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 Eslava Creek and Three Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. 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 June 12, 2024 by MCHDadmin