Satsuma reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows 07.08.2024

July 8, 2024

Satsuma reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Satsuma Water and Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred on July 5 and 6. The cause of the overflows was an extreme weather event, in which Satsuma received 7.1 inches of rain in 2.5 hours. This caused a hydraulic overload to the system.

The SSO’s occurred from manholes in the area of Baker Road near the railroad tracks and on Old Highway 43 near Gator Drive. The estimated volume was more than 25,000 gallons and less than 50,000. The overflows reached a drainage ditch that empties into Steele Creek.

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 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 Steele Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Last Updated on July 8, 2024 by MCHDadmin