August 11, 2022
Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by valve malfunction
MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on August 10. It occurred at the Wastewater Treatment Plant as a result of a valve malfunction.
The estimated amount was approximately 5,000. The SSO spilled into a drainage ditch that leads to 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.