Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

May 26, 2022

Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred during the heavy rain on May 25 and 26.

The SSO occurred at 104 Station Street, on site at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The estimated amount was more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons. The SSO overflowed into Norton Creek.

Dr. Kevin P. 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.