January 5, 2023
Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on January 4. It occurred in the curve of Robert Williams Drive and Deer Run Drive as the result of a partial power outage.
The estimated amount was less than 1,000 gallons. The SSO spilled into a drainage ditch that leads to Bayou Sara.
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 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.