May 13, 2022
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by third party
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by a third party on May 12 at 1500 Snow Road South.
Approximately 910 gallons of wastewater overflowed from a private grinder pump. An estimated 300 gallons reached into Millers Creek, while MAWSS crews reclaimed 610 gallons. The property owner has been notified and will make all necessary repairs.
Dr. Kevin P. 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.
Area residents should take precautions when using Millers 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.