MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

December 29, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on a privately maintained sewer line caused by a third party at 651 Azalea Road, Building I, on December 28.

Approximately 1,715 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Eslava Creek from a private sewer clean-out because of a blockage. MAWSS crews notified the property manager.

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 Eslava 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.