MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

October 21, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to an intermittent Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred over a three-day period (October 18-21) on an easement at the rear of 1725 Dauphin Island Parkway.

The overflow has stopped. Approximately 4,320 gallons of wastewater flowed into Rabby Creek as a result of debris and a break on a low-pressure sewer force main. MAWSS crews have repaired the force main 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.

Area residents should take precautions when using Rabby 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.