Satsuma reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 09.14.2023

September 14, 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 September 13. Officials say electrical problems inside of a control panel at the East High School lift station caused the pumps to not cycle on when they were called for.

The SSO occurred from a manhole at 170 East Maple Avenue. The overflow was absorbed by the ground and did not reach a body of water. The estimated volume is more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 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.