August 20, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by mainline break
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on August 19 because of a break on a sewer mainline at 950 Henckley Avenue.
Approximately 240 gallons of wastewater overflowed and was all ground absorbed. MAWSS crews have repaired the broken mainline 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.