Heavy Rains Cause Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Thousands of gallons of sewer water spilled in Wednesday's heavy rainstorm.
Thousands of gallons of sewer water spilled in Wednesday's heavy rainstorm.

Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to several sanitary sewer overflows as a result of heavy rainfall in the Mobile area that began on November 18. The locations, estimated amounts of the overflows and receiving waters are listed below.

LOCATION ESTIMATED GALLONS RECEIVING WATER
 
600 Bizzell Ave. / Pecan St. 15,500 Three Mile Creek
Bizzell Ave. / Pecan St. 1,550 Three Mile Creek
2206 Height St. 1,650 Eslava Creek
555 Patton Ave. 400 Three Mile Creek
Catherine St. @ Lincoln St. 1,600 Three Mile Creek
63 Demouy Ave. / Conti St. 1,350 Eslava Creek
175 Westwood St. 3,750 Eslava Creek
208 Westwood St. 17,500 Eslava Creek
224 Crenshaw St. 3,075 Eslava Creek
1301 Gulf Field Dr. W. 1,950 Eslava Creek
202 Morgan Ave. 2,400 Eslava Creek
1102 Gimon Cir. 325 Eslava Creek
257 Island Ct. 8,600 Eslava Creek
251 Island Ct. 430 Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Ave. 8,750 Eslava Creek
2335 Dog River Dr. S. 340 Dog River
Dog River Dr. @ Marengo Dr. 80 Dog River
Dog River Dr. W @ Bream Dr. 530 Dog River
1 Eslava St. 2,500 Mobile River
1 Eslava St. 200 Mobile River
1 Eslava St. 2,500 Mobile River
Tonlours Dr. @ Three Mile Creek 1,900 Three Mile Creek
406 Royal St. S. 170 Mobile River
211 Westwood St. 550 Eslava Creek
204 Seminole St. 290 Eslava Creek

Dr. Bernard Eichold, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department, 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 bodies of water mentioned above for recreational purposes because of the 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.

 

 

 

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