August 31, 2021
Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported several Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that began on August 30 as a result of heavy rains from Hurricane Ida. Here is the list from Saraland officials:
• Intersection of Bill Myles Drive and Station Street. This event is ongoing. Saraland officials say an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 gallons have spilled. This ongoing SSO is fully treated effluent, and has received primary, secondary, and disinfection treatment. This SSO is going into the Norton Creek storm drainage system.
• South side of Celeste Road, between Camelot Drive and Lafayette Driver. This event is ongoing. Saraland officials say an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 gallons have spilled. This SSO is going into the Bayou Sara storm drainage system.
• Between 23 and 26 Norton Avenue. This SSO has stopped. Saraland officials say an estimated 1,000 to 10,000 gallons have spilled. This SSO went into Bayou Sara storm drainage system.
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.