MAWSS updates Sanitary Sewer Overflow report

June 24, 2021

MAWSS updates Sanitary Sewer Overflow report

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows in the Mobile area between June 21-23. These sewer overflows occurred because heavy rainfall infiltrated the sewer lines. MAWSS said it is addressing overflows with capital projects.

Ongoing rainfall is causing the overflows to be intermittent. MAWSS is aware of the issue and will continue to monitor the overflows until all rainfall clears the area over the next several days. Below are the documented locations, accumulated totals as of now and receiving waters:

Location; Estimated Gallons; Receiving Water
Conti St. @ Demouy Ave.; 8,700; Eslava Creek
63 Demouy Ave.; 29,000; Eslava Creek
120 Demouy Ave. @ Murray St.; 29,000; Eslava Creek
1102 Gimon Cir.; 5,675; Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.; 80,000; Eslava Creek
101 Mohawk St. @ Elizabeth St.; 48,900; Eslava Creek
50 Westwood St. @ Homewood St.; 8,825; Eslava Creek
175 Westwood St.; 3,700; Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St.; 9,600; Eslava Creek
401 Royal St. S. @ Charleston St.; Evidence Only; Mobile River
Royal St. S. @ Charleston St.; Evidence Only; Mobile River
Airport Blvd. (Easement) (4); 354,100; Miller Creek
1050 Lubel Ave.; 9,400; Three Mile Creek
Tonlours Dr. @ Three Mile Creek; 19,750; 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, Three Mile Creek, Miller Creek and Mobile River 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.