June 24, 2022
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by blockage
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to two Sanitary Sewer Overflows on June 23 at 3700 Dauphin Street. Approximately 2,880 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a possible concrete blockage in a sewer main line.
MAWSS crews took quick action and reclaimed all of the wastewater. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.
Dr. Kevin P. Michaels, 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 these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.