December 13, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on December 10 at 7165 Saybrook Boulevard. Approximately 138 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a break on a sewer force main service.
MAWSS crews were able to reclaim 69 gallons of the overflow, while 69 gallons flowed into Halls Mill Creek. MAWSS crews have repaired the broken force main service 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 Halls Mill 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.