December 15, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on December 14 at 3350 Schillinger Road North. Approximately 9,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a third-party break on a sewer force main service.
MAWSS crews were able to reclaim 7,000 gallons of the overflow; 2,000 gallons flowed into Red 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 Red 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.