August 26, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by a third party on August 25 at 5551 Todd Acres Drive. Approximately 316 gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of a broken sewer force main.
Of this total, 216 gallons of wastewater was reclaimed while100 gallons of wastewater flowed into Rabbit Creek. MAWSS crews are taking steps to prevent further overflows at this location.
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 Rabbit 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.