MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

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.

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
202 Morgan Ave.1,875Eslava Creek
175 Westwood St.1,900Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St.2,700Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.3,700Eslava Creek
1050 Lubel Ave.7,050Three Mile Creek
4519 Cypress Business Park Dr. (2)8,545Contained

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.