MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by break in line

May 25, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by break in line

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on May 24 at 3290 Dauphin Street.

Approximately 77 gallons of wastewater flowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a break on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews will repair the break 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 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 Three 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Last Updated on April 14, 2023 by MCHDadmin

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