March 4, 2023
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on March 3 at 1551 Azalea Road (Easement). Approximately 95 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Montlimar Creek because of MAWSS contractor’s failure to properly seal the manhole during repair/rehabilitation work on our sanitary sewer system.
The contractor has now properly sealed the manhole and the overflow has stopped.
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 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 Montlimar Creek 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.