November 1, 2021
MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by third parties on October 28.
One SSO occurred at 1700 Center Street. Approximately 600 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Three Mile Creek because of a debris blockage from a private manhole. The blockage was removed by a contractor and flow restored.
MAWSS also responded to a SSO caused by a third party at 3850 Trumbull Court. Approximately 1,788 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Halls Mill Creek because of a defective grinder pump. The owner of the property was notified and will make repairs.
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 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 Halls Mill Creek or Three Mile 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.