Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains

June 22, 2021

Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains

MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) experienced multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows as a result of heavy rain and flooding on June 21-22. Sewer overflows occur when heavy rain infiltrate aging sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing overflows with capital projects.

Some overflows are ongoing. Total overflow volumes will be provided once all overflows have stopped. Below are the locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters:

Location; Estimated Gallons; Receiving Water
50 Westwood St. @ Homewood St.; 4,400; Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St.; 2,200; Eslava Creek
1102 Gimon Cir.; 1,250; Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.; 16,500; Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave.; 2,000; Eslava Creek
Airport Blvd. (Easement) (4); Ongoing; Miller Creek
401 Royal St. S. @ Charleston St.; Evidence Only; Mobile River
Royal St. S. @ Charleston St.; Evidence Only; Mobile River
1050 Lubel Ave.; 9,400; Three Mile Creek
Tonlours Dr. @ Three Mile Creek; 19,750; Three Mile Creek

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department, 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, Three Mile Creek, Miller Creek and Mobile River 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.

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