MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

 May 5, 2021 

Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains 

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows in the Mobile area on May 4. Sewer overflows occur when heavy rain infiltrates aging sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing overflows with capital projects. 

Below are the locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters. All overflows have stopped. 

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
63 Conti St. @ Demouy Ave. 4,620 Eslava Creek
120 Demouy Ave. @ Murray St. 1,450 Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St. 205 Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave. 8,700 Eslava Creek

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department, advises area residents to take precautions when encountering any standing water that may have accumulated because of these overflows. 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 Eslava Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food. -30-

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