Integra Water reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

November 17, 2022

Integra Water reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Integra Water Creola responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on November 16 from a ditch off Creola Axis Loop North. Approximately 1,700 gallons of wastewater overflowed and was absorbed by the ground.

According to a report to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, a customer had called Integra Water Creola about a possible break in the line. It was identified that a third party caused the break. Integra crews shut down the valves to stop the flow through the line.

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.

Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

November 15, 2022

Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) from November 14. The SSO occurred at the intersection of West Highland Street and Velma Street.

Officials say the soft start/motor saver at the West Highland lift station had to be re-set and normal operation resumed. A power fluctuation is suspected.

It is estimated the overflow was 3,000 gallons. The ultimate destination was Toulmins Spring Branch.

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 Toulmins Spring Branch 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

October 31, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on October 26, from a manhole at 6716 Hitching Post Court (On Easement). Approximately 49,300 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Milk House Creek as a result of heavy grease blockage on the main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

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 the Milk House 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

October 24, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on October 23 from a manhole at 1957 Hurtel Street. Approximately 60 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Eslava Creek as a result of a grease and debris blockage on the main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

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 Eslava 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.

South Alabama Utilities reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

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.

MAWSS reports second Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

October 19, 2022

MAWSS reports second Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on October 18 from a manhole at 3055 Pickell Drive. Approximately 120 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Dog River as a result of a grease blockage on the main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

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 Dog River 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

October 19, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on October 18 from a public lateral at 4454 Halls Mill Road. Approximately 180 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Moore Creek as a result of a break and grease blockage on the main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and repaired the break. Steps will be taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

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 Moore 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

October 10, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by grease blockage

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on October 7 at 4027 Holleman Drive. A total of 1,140 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Eight Mile Creek as a result of a grease blockage on a sewer main line.

MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and steps are being taken to prevent future overflows at this location.

Grease blockages occur when foods containing fats, oil or grease are put down the drain. MAWSS provides free containers for grease recycling. You can learn more about the program by visiting www.itseasytobeungreasy.com.

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 the Eight Mile 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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by break in line

October 3, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by break in line

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on September 30 at 3290 Dauphin Street. Approximately 570 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a break on a sewer main line.

All of the wastewater was contained and did not reach states waters. MAWSS crews will repair the break and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

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.

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

September 24, 2022

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on September 23 at 1911 Granato Drive West on the easement. Approximately 180 gallons of wastewater overflowed because of a bypass hose that slipped out of the manhole.

All of the wastewater was cleaned up and did not reach state waters. MAWSS crews are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

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.

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