Satsuma reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 04.28.2023

April 28, 2023

 Satsuma reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Satsuma Water and Sewer Board has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on April 28. Officials say substantial rain caused the sewer system in the area to surcharge and not drain properly.

The SSO occurred from a manhole in the right-of-way close to the intersection of Baker Road and Orchard Street. The overflow spilled into a stormwater-holding pond. The estimated volume is more than 10,000 gallons and less than 25,000 gallons.

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 this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.