December 16, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on December 15 at 4105 Fenwick Loop West. Approximately 328 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a break on a sewer force main caused by a third party.
MAWSS crews were able to reclaim 228 gallons of the wastewater, while 100 gallons flowed to Halls Mill Creek. MAWSS crews have repaired the broken sewer force main and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.
Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 Halls Mill 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.