February 15, 2023
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow from break in sewer main line
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on February 15 at 6103 Aaron Drive South.
Approximately 300 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a break on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage 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.
Area residents should take precautions when using Three Mile 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.