Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

July 5, 2022

Dauphin Island reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Dauphin Island Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on July 5. The overflow occurred at 12885 Padgett Switch Road.

Officials say the cause of the SSO was infiltration from heavy rainfall. The estimated overflow was more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons. The SSO was ground absorbed and did not reach a body of water.

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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by blockage

June 24, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to two Sanitary Sewer Overflows on June 23 at 3700 Dauphin Street. Approximately 2,880 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a possible concrete blockage in a sewer main line.

MAWSS crews took quick action and reclaimed all of the wastewater. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

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 these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

June 21, 2022

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred June 20. The overflow occurred behind 221 East Pershing Street in the ditch near a lift station.

The total volume lost was between 10,000 and 25,000 gallons. The ultimate destination was Chickasaw Creek.

The cause of the SSO was a mechanical failure at the lift station.

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 Chickasaw 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 on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

May 27, 2022

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. —

Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on May 25 and 26. Most of the SSO events have stopped, while the one at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street is ongoing.

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

Location                                              Estimated Gallons                               Receiving Water

Chin St. @ Butts St.                              Ongoing                                               Three Mile Creek

Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.                 250,000                                                Gumtree Branch

Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.                  250,000                                                Gumtree Branch

2401 Whistler St.                                  140,000                                                Gumtree Branch

361 W. Highland Dr.                            138,000                                                Gumtree Branch

Wood St. @ N. Dr. MLK Jr. Dr.             97,000                                                 Gumtree Branch

1820 First Ave.                                    75,000                                                 Gumtree Branch

Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St.              400,000                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

835 N. College St.                                277,200                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

705 Sample St.                                     250,000                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

1006 Grant Ave.                                   100,000                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

830 Strauss Ave.                                  72,000                                                 Toulmins Spring Branch

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 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, Gumtree Branch, and Toulmins Spring 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 updates report on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

May 27, 2022

MAWSS updates report on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) in the Mobile area over the two-day period of May 25 and 26. These wastewater overflows occurred after heavy rainfall infiltrated the sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing wastewater overflows with capital projects.

Some overflows restarted after yesterday’s news release. Below are the documented locations, updated totals and receiving waters:

111 Demouy Ave.  25,000 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
101 Mohawk St. @ Elizabeth St.  24,600 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
202 Morgan Ave.    9,675 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
204 Seminole St.    3,975 Eslava Creek
205 Seminole St.    5,125 Eslava Creek
50 Westwood St. @ Homewood St.  20,050 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
175 Westwood St.    9,425 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St.  22,775 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
1102 Gimon Cir. (2)  20,920 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
1301 Gulf Field Dr. W.    6,900 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
1710 Gulf Field Dr. N.    8,600 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.  95,125 (Restarted) Eslava Creek
1306 Gulf Field Dr. W.    3,450 Eslava Creek
1352 Gulf Field Dr. E.    2,300 Eslava Creek
63 Conti St @ Demouy Ave.  17,250 Eslava Creek
1050 Lubel Ave.    1,005 (Restarted) Three Mile Creek
Government St. @ Breamwood Ave.    2,000 Eslava Creek

217 Pinehill Dr.                                                    Evidence Only

121 Florence Pl. (2)                                             Evidence Only

Dr. Kevin P Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County, 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 and Three Mile Creek 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 Overflow

May 26, 2022

Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred during the heavy rain on May 25 and 26.

The SSO occurred at 104 Station Street, on site at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The estimated amount was more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons. The SSO overflowed into Norton Creek.

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 Norton 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 on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

May 26, 2022

MAWSS reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) in the Mobile area May 25. These wastewater overflows occurred after heavy rainfall infiltrated the sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing wastewater overflows with capital projects.

Below are the documented locations, accumulated totals and receiving waters:

111 Demouy Ave.; 23,500; Eslava Creek
101 Mohawk St. @ Elizabeth St.; 23,000; Eslava Creek
202 Morgan Ave.; 7,125; Eslava Creek
204 Seminole St.; 3,975; Eslava Creek
205 Seminole St.; 5,125; Eslava Creek
50 Westwood St. @ Homewood St.; 17,500; Eslava Creek
175 Westwood St.; 6,625; Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St.; 19,875; Eslava Creek
1102 Gimon Cir. (2); 20,700; Eslava Creek
1301 Gulf Field Dr. W.; 5,750; Eslava Creek
1710 Gulf Field Dr. N.; 6,900; Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.; 38,125; Eslava Creek
1306 Gulf Field Dr. W.; 3,450; Eslava Creek
1352 Gulf Field Dr. E.; 2,300; Eslava Creek
63 Conti St @ Demouy Ave.; 17,250; Eslava Creek
Government St. @ Breamwood Ave.; 2,000; Eslava Creek
1050 Lubel Ave.; 585; Three Mile Creek

Dr. Kevin P Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County, 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 and Three Mile Creek 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

May 25, 2022

Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred during the inclement weather on May 24 and 25.

The three SSO’s overflowed into Norton Creek. They took place at the following locations:

• Intersection of Bill Myles Drive and Station Street. This SSO is ongoing. This discharge was fully treated effluent; having received Primary, Secondary, and Final disinfection.
• 104 Station Street, on site at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. – The estimated overflow was less than 1,000 gallons. This discharge was partially treated, lacking only the final disinfection.
• West side of U.S. 43 across from 226 Saraland Boulevard South. The estimated overflow was between 75,000 and 100,000 gallons.

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 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 Norton Creek 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.

Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by heavy rainfall

May 25, 2022

Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by heavy rainfall

MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported a Sanitary Sewer Overflow that occurred on May 24. The causes were a power outage and heavy rainfall.

A discharge estimated at more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons took place from a manhole on Shell Belt Road at Faith Street. The overflow reached a drainage ditch that eventually empties into Bayou La Batre. The affected area was cleaned and disinfected.

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 Bayou La Batre 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 break in line

May 25, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by break in line

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on May 24 at 3290 Dauphin Street.

Approximately 77 gallons of wastewater flowed into Three Mile Creek as a result of a break on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews will repair the break and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

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 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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