Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

May 23, 2022

Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Dauphin Island Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on May 20. The overflow occurred at 1304 Bienville Boulevard. Approximately 3,000 gallons is estimated to have reached Graveline Bay.

Officials say the cause of the SSO was a leak in a tidal flow ditch line. The SSO is intermittent because of the pumping station cycling. The leak is below the tide level in the ditch. Officials believe a creak in a gravity sewer line is the cause.

Dr. Kevin 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 this area of Graveline Bay 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 caused by grease blockage

May 17, 2022

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 May 16 at 2301 Dauphin Island Parkway.

Approximately 75.5 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Dog River because of a grease blockage on the main line. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and steps are being 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 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.

Area residents should take precautions when using Dog River 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 caused by third party

May 13, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by third party

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by a third party on May 12 at 1500 Snow Road South.

Approximately 910 gallons of wastewater overflowed from a private grinder pump. An estimated 300 gallons reached into Millers Creek, while MAWSS crews reclaimed 610 gallons. The property owner has been notified and will make all necessary repairs.

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.

Area residents should take precautions when using Millers 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.

Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients for September 10, 2021

Please find attached the new patient characteristics data that is being compiled by the Mobile County Health Department. This will be produced Mondays through Fridays.

NOTE: The large spike in COVID-19 cases reported on September 7 is due to a backlog of results submitted by a local urgent care provider as they switched from manual to electronic laboratory results reporting.  Specimen collection date for these results are throughout 2020 and 2021.

ADPH has redesigned its dashboard to help people better understand the current transmission levels in their communities and the impact of COVID-19 in Alabama. The new dashboard address is as follows — https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/6d2771faa9da4a2786a509d82c8cf0f7

There is also a mobile version configured to work on small mobile screens — https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ea2a3c6bca554bdebf8e52d9ffb5d4a9

Worldwide and United States COVID-19 case counts are available at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

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