Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains

April 26, 2021

Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to Sanitary Sewer Overflows in the Mobile area April 24. Sewer overflows occur when heavy rain infiltrates aging sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing overflows with capital projects.

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Conti St. @ Demouy Ave. Evidence only of SSO Eslava Creek
1050 Lubel Ave. 1,215 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 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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