MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

August 6, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on August 5 at 3725 Whitestone Drive Lot 25.

Approximately 2,400 gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of a break in a force main into Double Branch Creek. MAWSS crews have repaired the break in the line.

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 Double Branch 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.