December 20, 2021
Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that took place over the weekend because of heavy rainfall and storms. Here is the list from Saraland officials:
1. South side of Celeste Road, between Camelot Drive and Lafayette Drive – More than 100,000 gallons and less than 250,000 gallons spilled. This SSO went into Bayou Sara storm drainage system. Heavy rain related.
2. Cedar Street and Bayou Sara Avenue – More than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons spilled. This SSO went into Bayou Sara storm drainage system. Power outage related to storms.
3. 212 Ferry Avenue – Less than 1,000 gallons spilled. This SSO went into Bayou Sara storm drainage system. Unknown blockage.
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 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.