March 30, 2023
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by third party
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on March 29 from a contractor break on a residential service line force main at 5601 Todd Acres Drive. Approximately 1,025 gallons of wastewater overflowed as a result of the contractor break.
The wastewater was contained and did not reach a body of water. MAWSS crews have repaired the break and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.
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.