MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains 04.14.2023

April 14, 2023

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) on April 13. These wastewater overflows occurred after heavy rainfall infiltrated the sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing wastewater overflows with capital projects.

Below are the documented locations, estimated volume and receiving waters:

1102 Gimon Cir. (2)44,375Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.35,625Eslava Creek
755 Johnston Ave.8,875Eslava Creek
1114 Gimon Cir.22,375Eslava Creek
251 Island Ct. (2)4,700Eslava Creek
50 Westwood St. @ Homewood St.17,625Eslava Creek
202 Morgan Ave.5,500Eslava Creek
McVay Dr. @ Navco Rd.22,000Eslava Creek
63 Demouy Ave. @ Conti St.6,750Eslava Creek
120 Demouy Ave. @ Murray St.6,750Eslava Creek
804 Farnell Ln.2,300Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St.400Eslava Creek
175 Westwood St.2,150Eslava Creek
1050 Lubel Ave.3,200Three Mile Creek
2102 Prichard Ave.3,200Three Mile Creek
Prichard Ave. @ Stanton Rd.3,150Three Mile Creek
214 Upham St.950Three Mile Creek
Upham St. @ Ashland Place Ave.950Three Mile Creek
2151 Ashland Place Ave.2,650Three Mile Creek
2155 Ashland Place Ave.875Three Mile Creek
Chateauguay St. @ Baxter Ave.28,000Three Mile Creek
Tonlours Dr. @ Three Mile Creek24,750Three Mile Creek
2016 Levert Dr. N.23,250Three Mile Creek
Preston Ave. @ Choctaw St. (2)9,150Mobile River
Airport Blvd. @ Easement (2)23,500Halls Mill Creek

Dr. Kevin Philip Michaels, 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, Three Mile Creek, Mobile River and Halls Mill 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.