MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by debris blockage

July 7, 2021

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) experienced multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows as a result of a debris blockage on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage.

Below are the overflow locations, their estimated volumes and receiving water:

Location                                                  Estimated Gallons                        Receiving Water

1102 Gimon Circle W. (2)        7,875Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Avenue        42,375Eslava Creek
McVay Drive N. @ Navco Rd.        5,225Eslava Creek
1611 Faure Drive E.        15,375Dog River
2409 Octavia Drive S.        390Dog River
Sans Souci Rd. @ Eslava Creek (2)        27,750Eslava Creek

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when encountering any standing water that may have accumulated because 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 Dog River for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.