October 21, 2022
South Alabama Utilities reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — South Alabama Utilities (SAU) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on October 21 in Citronelle. The SSO was caused by a faulty connection on the discharge line that exits the Main Lift Station.
The estimated amount of overflow was 21,500 gallons. The SSO reached Puppy Creek.
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 this overflow. 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 Puppy Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.