July 6, 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 July 5. The cause was a failed pump controller.
The SSO occurred from a manhole at the lift station located on the east side of U.S. 43 and north of Ferry Avenue. More than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons overflowed 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.