September 24, 2022
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on September 23 at 1911 Granato Drive West on the easement. Approximately 180 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a bypass hose that slipped out of the manhole.
All of the wastewater was cleaned up and did not reach state waters. MAWSS crews are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.
Dr. Kevin P. 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.