MAWSS reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

August 19, 2022

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 August 18. 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:

1050 Lubel Ave. 160 Three Mile Creek
Government St. @ Breamwood Ave. 1,425 Eslava Creek
Laurel St. @ Davitt St. (2) 2,100 Eslava Creek
63 Conti St. @ Demouy Ave. 8,250 Eslava Creek
457 George St. Evidence Only Mobile River
120 Demouy Ave. @ Murray St. 8,625 Eslava Creek
175 Westwood St. 2,100 Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St. 2,100 Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave. 15,750 Eslava Creek

Dr. Kevin P 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 the Mobile River, 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.