MAWSS updates report on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

May 27, 2022

MAWSS updates report on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) in the Mobile area over the two-day period of May 25 and 26. These wastewater overflows occurred after heavy rainfall infiltrated the sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing wastewater overflows with capital projects.

Some overflows restarted after yesterday’s news release. Below are the documented locations, updated totals and receiving waters:

111 Demouy Ave. 25,000 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
101 Mohawk St. @ Elizabeth St. 24,600 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
202 Morgan Ave.   9,675 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
204 Seminole St.   3,975Eslava Creek
205 Seminole St.   5,125Eslava Creek
50 Westwood St. @ Homewood St. 20,050 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
175 Westwood St.   9,425 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St. 22,775 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
1102 Gimon Cir. (2) 20,920 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
1301 Gulf Field Dr. W.   6,900 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
1710 Gulf Field Dr. N.   8,600 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave. 95,125 (Restarted)Eslava Creek
1306 Gulf Field Dr. W.   3,450Eslava Creek
1352 Gulf Field Dr. E.   2,300Eslava Creek
63 Conti St @ Demouy Ave. 17,250Eslava Creek
1050 Lubel Ave.   1,005 (Restarted)Three Mile Creek
Government St. @ Breamwood Ave.   2,000Eslava Creek

217 Pinehill Dr.                                                    Evidence Only

121 Florence Pl. (2)                                             Evidence Only

Dr. Kevin P Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County, 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.