May 12, 2021
Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains
MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) experienced multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows as a result of heavy rain and flooding on May 12. Sewer overflows occur when heavy rain infiltrate aging sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing overflows with capital projects.
Below are the locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters. Overflows have stopped at this time.
|Location||Estimated Gallons||Receiving Water|
|202 Morgan Ave.||1,875||Eslava Creek|
|175 Westwood St.||1,900||Eslava Creek|
|208 Westwood St.||2,700||Eslava Creek|
|766 Johnston Ave.||3,700||Eslava Creek|
|1050 Lubel Ave.||7,050||Three Mile Creek|
|4519 Cypress Business Park Dr. (2)||8,545||Contained|
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 and 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.