Saraland reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 04.28.2023

April 28, 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 27. The cause was heavy rainfall.

The SSO occurred from a manhole at the corner of Bill Myles Drive and Station Street. More than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons of treated effluent spilled into a drainage ditch that leads into Norton Creek.

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 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.