September 17, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by force main break
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at 8020 Three Notch Road that began September 16 and ended September 17. Approximately 20,340 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a break on a sewer force main.
MAWSS crews were able to reclaim 12,340 gallons of the overflow, while 8,000 gallons flowed into Baker Creek. MAWSS crews have repaired the broken force main 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 Baker 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.