May 25, 2022
Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred during the inclement weather on May 24 and 25.
The three SSO’s overflowed into Norton Creek. They took place at the following locations:
• Intersection of Bill Myles Drive and Station Street. This SSO is ongoing. This discharge was fully treated effluent; having received Primary, Secondary, and Final disinfection.
• 104 Station Street, on site at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. – The estimated overflow was less than 1,000 gallons. This discharge was partially treated, lacking only the final disinfection.
• West side of U.S. 43 across from 226 Saraland Boulevard South. The estimated overflow was between 75,000 and 100,000 gallons.
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 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 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.