May 6, 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. The event at Johnson Avenue is an updated estimate. The event at Lubel Avenue is being reported for the first time.
|Location||Estimated Gallons||Receiving Water|
|766 Johnston Ave.||19,700||Eslava Creek|
|1050 Lubel Ave.||130||Three Mile 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 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.