May 24, 2022
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by debris blockage
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on May 24 at 1903 Old Shell Road.
Approximately 3,600 gallons of wastewater flowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a sand and debris blockage on a sewer main line. 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 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.