Saraland reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 04.17.2023

April 17, 2023

Saraland reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on April 15. The cause was heavy rainfall.

The SSO occurred from a manhole on the south side of Celeste Road, between Camelot Drive and Lafayette Drive. More than 25,000 gallons and less than 50,000 gallons overflowed into a drainage ditch that empties into Bayou Sara.

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 Bayou Sara 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.