April 14, 2023
Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on two Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred on April 13. Officials report the cause was thunderstorms that dropped 3.5 inches of rain.
The first SSO occurred on the south side of Celeste Road, between Camelot Drive and Lafayette Drive. More than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons overflowed into a drainage ditch that empties in Bayou Sara.
The second SSO occurred at the intersection of Bill Myles Drive and Station Street. More than 25,000 gallons and less than 50,000 gallons overflowed into a storm drain that empties 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 these overflows. 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 and Norton Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. 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.