July 12, 2022
MAWSS updates report on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on July 9 at 5930 Rangeline Road. The overflow came as a result of a lift station air relief valve failure.
MAWSS has now updated the size of the overflow. Its crews were able to reclaim 36,000 gallons of the overflow, while approximately 24,000 gallons went into Halls Mill Creek. The necessary repairs have been made. Steps will be taken to prevent further overflows at this location.
Dr. Kevin P. Michaels, 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 this 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.