MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by break 04.12.2023

April 12, 2023

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by break

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on April 11 at 950 Henckley Avenue (ditch).

Approximately 192 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Twelve Mile Creek because of a break on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews have repaired the break and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 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 Twelve Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.