MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

January 12, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) January 10 on private property at 1112 Forest Dell Road. The overflow has stopped.

Approximately 5,550 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a private party storm drain that collapsed and broke a MAWSS sanitary sewer main line. The sewer main line has been placed on a bypass until repairs can be made.

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 Three Mile 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.