September 16, 2021
Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that began on September 15 as a result of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Nicholas. Here is the list from Saraland officials:
1. Intersection of Bill Myles Drive & Station Street – This SSO is ongoing. An estimated 100,000 to 250,000 gallons has spilled, so far. This SSO is fully treated effluent, and has received primary, secondary and disinfection treatment. This SSO is going into the Norton Creek storm drainage system.
2. South side of Celeste Road, between Camelot Drive and Lafayette Driver – This SSO has stopped. An estimated 75,000 to 100,000 gallons spilled. This SSO went into the Bayou Sara storm drainage system.
3. Between 23 and 26 Norton Avenue – This SSO has stopped. Less than 1,000 gallons is estimated to have spilled. This SSO went into the Bayou Sara storm drainage system.
4. 136 Mathison Avenue – This SSO has stopped. Less than 1,000 gallons is estimated to have spilled. This SSO went into the Norton Creek storm drainage system.
5. 102 Bethel Forest Drive – This SSO has stopped. An estimated 1,000 to 10,000 gallons spilled. This SSO went into Norton Creek.
Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 Norton Creek and Bayou Sara for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.