MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage 2-23-24

February 23, 2024

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on February 22 from a manhole at 429 Bel Air Boulevard. Approximately 22,480 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Eslava Creek as a result of a grease blockage on the main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 Eslava Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

MAWSS updates Sanitary Sewer Overflow report 2-15-24

February 15, 2024

MAWSS updates Sanitary Sewer Overflow report

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on February 10 from a manhole at 408 Vanderbilt Road.

MAWSS first reported that approximately 85 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a grease blockage on the main line. The body of water has been corrected to have been Twelve Mile Creek.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 Twelve 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage 2-14-24

February 14, 2024

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on February 10 from a manhole at 408 Vanderbilt Road. Approximately 85 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a grease blockage on the main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow 2-8-24

February 8, 2024

Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on February 7. The cause was a leak in a main line.

The SSO occurred at 14801 Riva Road in Coden. Less than 1,000 gallons of wastewater was absorbed by the ground and did not reach a body of water.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage 2-7-24

February 7, 2024

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on February 6 from a manhole at 1642 Levene Road. Approximately 120 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Robinson Bayou as a result of a grease blockage on the main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 Robinson Bayou for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage 2-6-24

February 6, 2024

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a private property Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on February 5. The SSO was caused by a grease blockage at 219 Dauphin Street.

MAWSS officials reported 120 gallons of wastewater overflowed into private property and did not reach state waters. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and are taking steps to prevent further overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage 2-5-24

February 5, 2024

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on February 4 from a manhole at 655 Ridgefield Road. Approximately 266 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Twelve Mile Creek as a result of a grease blockage on the
main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 Twelve 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Saraland reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 2-5-24

February 5, 2024

Saraland reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on February 1. The cause was a blockage that was caused by rags and paper.

The SSO occurred at the intersection of Henry Street and the Saraland Middle School’s back entrance road. An estimated 500 gallons absorbed by the ground. The affected area was rinsed and disinfected.

Dr. Kevin Philip 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.

Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow 2-5-24

February 5, 2024

Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on January 31. The cause was a broken line.

The SSO occurred at 8160 Hemely Street. Less than 1,000 gallons of wastewater was absorbed by the ground and did not reach a body of water.

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.

Prichard updates Sanitary Sewer Overflow report 1-29-24

January 29, 2024

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that began on January 27 and ended on January 28. Heavy rains are the cause of the SSO’s.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated overflow, and receiving waters are listed below:

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
2407 Whistler St.98,000Gumtree Branch
218 Patricia Ave.241,100Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. & Whistler St.149,150Gumtree Branch
830 Strauss Ave.60,400Toulmins Spring Branch
798 W. Highland St.17,300Toulmins Spring Branch
933 Semler St.17,250Three Mile Creek
198 Wood St.55,200Chickasaw Creek

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 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 Gumtree Branch, Toulmins Spring Branch, Three Mile Creek and Chickasaw Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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