MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by third party

January 19, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by third party

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) has responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on private property caused by a third party. Approximately 500 gallons of wastewater has overflowed since January 17 at 1417 Azalea Road (Buildings 6 & 7) because of a break on a sewer lateral.

The wastewater is ponding on the property. No body of water has been impacted. The property manager has been notified to correct the issue.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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.

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

January 18, 2022

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer discovered a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) this morning. The overflow was at the intersection of Superior Drive and West Myers Road.

The estimated volume lost was 1,000 gallons. The ultimate destination was Eight Mile Creek. The area has been cleaned and disinfected.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 Eight Mile 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.

Dr. Eichold provides message on home COVID-19 tests

January 14, 2022

Dr. Eichold provides message on home COVID-19 tests

MOBILE, Ala. — Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, would like to share this information to the community regarding COVID-19.

“To All Legislators, Employers, and School Leaders:

“For the next two weeks, I encourage legislators, schools, and employers to accept positive home COVID-19 test results as being diagnostic of the individual having COVID-19.

“The community transmission rate is very high, and we have limited resources for additional testing.

“Thank you.”

MCHD’s COVID-19 Response Team continues to provide vaccinations and testing from its Festival Centre location (Suite 101-A) at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Avenue in Mobile. The hours at the Festival Centre for Monday through Friday are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both services remain available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While most MCHD and Family Location services will be closed Monday, January 17, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Festival Centre location will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For addition information, please visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).

MAWSS reports on another Sanitary Sewer Overflow

January 12, 2022

MAWSS reports on another Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) has responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) caused by a third party. Approximately 336 gallons of wastewater overflowed on January 11 at 7329 Pierson Drive because of a break on a low-pressure force main.

The wastewater was reclaimed. No wastewater reached a body of water. MAWSS crews have repaired the break.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

January 12, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) January 10 on private property at 1112 Forest Dell Road. The overflow has stopped.

Approximately 5,550 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a private party storm drain that collapsed and broke a MAWSS sanitary sewer main line. The sewer main line has been placed on a bypass until repairs can be made.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 Three Mile 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.

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