Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

December 20, 2021

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains over the weekend. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:

Location; Estimated Gallons; Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St.; 600,000; Three Mile Creek
Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. @ Wood St.; 144,000; Chickasaw Creek
854 N. College St.; 42,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
201 Strauss St.; 21,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.; 25,000; Gumtree Branch
2408 Whistler St.; 21,000; Gumtree Branch
Bessemer Court @ Whistler St.; 3,000; Gumtree Branch

Prichard officials said the overflow at Chin Street and Butts Street was non-potable water. It was not raw sewage.

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 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 Three Mile Creek, Toulmins Spring Branch, Chickasaw Creek, and Gumtree Branch 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.

Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

December 20, 2021

Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that took place over the weekend because of heavy rainfall and storms. Here is the list from Saraland officials:

1. South side of Celeste Road, between Camelot Drive and Lafayette Drive – More than 100,000 gallons and less than 250,000 gallons spilled. This SSO went into Bayou Sara storm drainage system. Heavy rain related.
2. Cedar Street and Bayou Sara Avenue – More than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons spilled. This SSO went into Bayou Sara storm drainage system. Power outage related to storms.
3. 212 Ferry Avenue – Less than 1,000 gallons spilled. This SSO went into Bayou Sara storm drainage system. Unknown blockage.

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 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 Bayou Sara 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

December 16, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on December 15 at 4105 Fenwick Loop West. Approximately 328 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a break on a sewer force main caused by a third party.

MAWSS crews were able to reclaim 228 gallons of the wastewater, while 100 gallons flowed to Halls Mill Creek. MAWSS crews have repaired the broken sewer force main and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

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 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

December 15, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on December 14 at 3350 Schillinger Road North. Approximately 9,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a third-party break on a sewer force main service.

MAWSS crews were able to reclaim 7,000 gallons of the overflow; 2,000 gallons flowed into Red Creek. MAWSS crews have repaired the broken force main service and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

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 Red 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.

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

December 13, 2021

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on December 9. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St.; 360,000; Three Mile Creek
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St.; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
854 N. College St.; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
701 Sample St.; More than 50,000/Less than 100,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. @ Wood St.; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Gumtree Branch
Patricia Ave.; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Gumtree Branch
Bessemer Court; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Gumtree Branch
2401 Whistler St.; 15,000; Gumtree Branch

Prichard officials said the overflow at Chin Street and Butts Street was non-potable water. It was not raw sewage.

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 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 Three Mile Creek, Toulmins Spring Branch and Gumtree Branch 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

December 13, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on December 10 at 7165 Saybrook Boulevard. Approximately 138 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a break on a sewer force main service.

MAWSS crews were able to reclaim 69 gallons of the overflow, while 69 gallons flowed into Halls Mill Creek. MAWSS crews have repaired the broken force main service and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

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 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.

MCHD announces five more COVID-19 vaccine events

December 8, 2021

MCHD announces five more COVID-19 vaccine events

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing additional opportunities to get your vaccine shots. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, these will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

On Wednesday, December 15, MCHD will provide vaccine at Pine Grove Baptist Church (19130 Pine Grove Road in Mount Vernon) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Wednesday, December 15, MCHD will provide vaccine at the U.S. Amines Industrial Park’s Training Room (14086 Highway 43 in Axis) from 1 to 4 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Saturday, December 18, MCHD will provide vaccine at B.C. Rain High School’s gymnasium (3125 Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile) from 9 to 11 a.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Saturday, December 18, MCHD will provide vaccine at Williamson High School and Middle School Preparatory Academy (1567 East Dublin Street in Mobile) from 1 to 4 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Monday, December 20, MCHD will provide vaccine at the VIA! Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center (1717 Dauphin Street in Mobile) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

These events are in addition to several other outreaches previously announced to take place prior to Christmas.

On Monday, December 13, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Dauphin Island Town Hall (1011 Bienville Boulevard) from 9 a.m. to noon. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Thursday, December 16, when MCHD will provide vaccine at First Baptist Church of Mobile (806 Government Street) from noon to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by Alliance to the Medical Society of Mobile County. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Monday, December 20, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Citronelle Recreation Center (8200 East State Street) from 1 to 3 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric) or Moderna vaccine.

On Wednesday, December 22, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Semmes Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama (3810 Wulff Road) from 2 to 5 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric) or Moderna vaccine.

Booster shots

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky has endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose.

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are critical next steps forward in our country’s booster program – a program which will help provide increased protection against COVID-19 disease and death.

Additional information

MCHD provides COVID-19 vaccines and walk-in rapid testing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its new location at the Festival Centre (Suite 101-A) in West Mobile. In addition to these hours, the clinic will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The same services will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The location will be closed on Sundays.

Those coming for their booster shot should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

Individuals requesting a molecular test (Abbott ID Now) or a PCR test (through LabCorp) for personal preference or for travel must be tested at a Family Health location. Appointments for these specific tests may be made by calling 251-690-8889.

For those wishing to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine or a rapid test, MCHD is now offering Moderna vaccinations at several of its Family Health locations conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To secure a time to receive the shot, please call 251-690-8889.

Parents will need to sign a consent form for any person under 18 who wishes to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The parent does not have to be present, but a signed consent form is required.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).

MCHD announces COVID-19 vaccine event on Dauphin Island

December 7, 2021

MCHD announces COVID-19 vaccine event on Dauphin Island

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing another opportunity to get your vaccine shots. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, these will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

The newest outreach will be Monday, December 13, at the Dauphin Island Town Hall (1011 Bienville Boulevard) from 9 a.m. to noon. MCHD will provide Pfizer (adult) for those 12 and older, along with Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 and older.

This event is in addition to several other outreaches previously announced to take place prior to Christmas.

On Saturday, December 11, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Gulfdale Promenade (2962 Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric) for those 5 and older, along with Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is part of the Revitalize DIP Festival.

On Thursday, December 16, when MCHD will provide vaccine at First Baptist Church of Mobile (806 Government Street) from noon to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by Alliance to the Medical Society of Mobile County. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric), along with Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Monday, December 20, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Citronelle Recreation Center (8200 East State Street) from 1 to 3 p.m. MCHD will provide either the Pfizer (adult and pediatric) or Moderna vaccine.

On Wednesday, December 22, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Semmes Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama (3810 Wulff Road) from 2 to 5 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric) or Moderna vaccine.

Booster shots

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky has endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose.

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are critical next steps forward in our country’s booster program – a program which will help provide increased protection against COVID-19 disease and death.

Additional information

MCHD provides COVID-19 vaccines and walk-in rapid testing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its new location at the Festival Centre (Suite 101-A) in West Mobile. In addition to these hours, the clinic will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The same services will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The location will be closed on Sundays.

Those coming for their booster shot should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

Individuals requesting a molecular test (Abbott ID Now) or a PCR test (through LabCorp) for personal preference or for travel must be tested at a Family Health location. Appointments for these specific tests may be made by calling 251-690-8889.

For those wishing to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine or a rapid test, MCHD is now offering Moderna vaccinations at several of its Family Health locations conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To secure a time to receive the shot, please call 251-690-8889.

Parents will need to sign a consent form for any person under 18 who wishes to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The parent does not have to be present, but a signed consent form is required.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).

MCHD announces another COVID-19 vaccine event

December 6, 2021

MCHD announces another COVID-19 vaccine event

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing another opportunity to get your vaccine shots. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, these will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

The newest outreach will be on Thursday, December 16, when MCHD will provide vaccine at First Baptist Church of Mobile (806 Government Street) from noon to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by Alliance to the Medical Society of Mobile County. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric) for those 5 and older, along with Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 and older.

This event is in addition to several other outreaches previously announced to take place prior to Christmas.

On Saturday, December 11, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Gulfdale Promenade (2962 Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is part of the Revitalize DIP Festival.

On Monday, December 20, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Citronelle Recreation Center (8200 East State Street) from 1 to 3 p.m. MCHD will provide either the Pfizer (adult and pediatric) or Moderna vaccine.

On Wednesday, December 22, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Semmes Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama (3810 Wulff Road) from 2 to 5 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric) or Moderna vaccine.

Booster shots

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky has endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose.

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are critical next steps forward in our country’s booster program – a program which will help provide increased protection against COVID-19 disease and death.

Additional information

MCHD provides COVID-19 vaccines and walk-in rapid testing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its new location at the Festival Centre (Suite 101-A) in West Mobile. In addition to these hours, the clinic will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The same services will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The location will be closed on Sundays.

Those coming for their booster shot should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

Individuals requesting a molecular test (Abbott ID Now) or a PCR test (through LabCorp) for personal preference or for travel must be tested at a Family Health location. Appointments for these specific tests may be made by calling 251-690-8889.

For those wishing to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine or a rapid test, MCHD is now offering Moderna vaccinations at several of its Family Health locations conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To secure a time to receive the shot, please call 251-690-8889.

Parents will need to sign a consent form for any person under 18 who wishes to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The parent does not have to be present, but a signed consent form is required.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).

MCHD announces more COVID-19 vaccine events

December 3, 2021

MCHD announces more COVID-19 vaccine events

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team is announcing more opportunities to get your vaccine shots. As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, these will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

On Saturday, December 11, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Gulfdale Promenade (2962 Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric) for those 5 and older, along with Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 and older. This is part of the Revitalize DIP Festival.

On Monday, December 20, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Citronelle Recreation Center (8200 East State Street) from 1 to 3 p.m. MCHD will provide either the Pfizer (adult and pediatric) or Moderna vaccine.

On Wednesday, December 22, MCHD will provide vaccine at the Semmes Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama (3810 Wulff Road) from 2 to 5 p.m. MCHD will provide either Pfizer (adult and pediatric) or Moderna vaccine.

Booster shots

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky has endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose.

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are critical next steps forward in our country’s booster program – a program which will help provide increased protection against COVID-19 disease and death.

Additional information

MCHD provides COVID-19 vaccines and walk-in rapid testing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its new location at the Festival Centre (Suite 101-A) in West Mobile. In addition to these hours, the clinic will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The same services will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The location will be closed on Sundays.

Those coming for their booster shot should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

Individuals requesting a molecular test (Abbott ID Now) or a PCR test (through LabCorp) for personal preference or for travel must be tested at a Family Health location. Appointments for these specific tests may be made by calling 251-690-8889.

For those wishing to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine or a rapid test, MCHD is now offering Moderna vaccinations at several of its Family Health locations conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To secure a time to receive the shot, please call 251-690-8889.

Parents will need to sign a consent form for any person under 18 who wishes to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The parent does not have to be present, but a signed consent form is required.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccine events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).

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