MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

September 23, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on September 22 at 250 Tuttle Avenue. Approximately 1,192 gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of a break on a sewer mainline.

Quick response by MAWSS crews enabled them to reclaim the wastewater that overflowed, preventing any wastewater from reaching state waters. MAWSS crews have repaired the broken mainline and are taking steps to prevent future 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.