MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

April 4, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on April 2 at 4300 Dauphin Island Parkway.

Approximately 1,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of a lift station failure. The SSO reached Perch Creek. MAWSS crews have restored the power and made the necessary repairs at this location.

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 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 Perch 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.