April 12, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by lift station failure
MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at 4116 Perch Point Drive on April 11. Approximately 120 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Dog River because of a lift station failure. MAWSS crews have restored the power and made the necessary repairs 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 Dog River 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.