April 27, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on April 26 at 4519 Cypress Business Park Drive. Approximately 552,000 gallons of sewer overflowed into Halls Mill Creek as a result of a sewer mainline break. The overflow has stopped. Crews have mobilized to repair the break. Water quality sampling is being performed by an independent laboratory. Clean up and mitigation of the soil is under way. Contaminated soil will be properly disposed of. MAWSS said another update will be sent out should additional spillage occur before the repair is complete. At this time, MAWSS officials do not know the cause of the break. 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. Area residents should take precautions when using Halls Mill Creek for recreational purposes because of the 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.