MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage 2-6-24

February 6, 2024

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a private property Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on February 5. The SSO was caused by a grease blockage at 219 Dauphin Street.

MAWSS officials reported 120 gallons of wastewater overflowed into private property and did not reach state waters. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and are taking steps to prevent further overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

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.

Last Updated on February 6, 2024 by MCHDadmin

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