Close to 10 Million Gallons of Sewer Overflows Reported in Mobile

UPDATE 5:00pm:  Late Friday afternoon officials with the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System sent the following advisory regarding the extremely high totals reported:

 

ATTENTION EDITORS:

The sanitary sewer overflow volumes from Tropical Storm Cindy were high and concerning to MAWSS, an organization that is committed to protecting public health and the environment.  Upon further review, we discovered there were errors made in the volume calculations that will need further evaluation.  Due to the duration of the storm and long hours required by employees, it was necessary to utilize staff from other departments who were not as experienced in estimating volumes. We are reviewing the volumes and, if necessary, will correct the information with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. A revised advisory will be sent as soon as it is available.

Even revised, the totals point out that we have a serious problem with aging infrastructure.  Nearly half of our sewer lines have reached the end of their useful lives. Cracks and joint separations are allowing stormwater to infiltrate and surcharge the lines, causing them to overflow from manholes.

MAWSS is addressing these issues with capital projects and developing a master plan to address aging infrastructure going forward.

 

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile Area Water and Sewer system is reporting that over 9.5 Million gallons of untreated water have spilled into local waterways as a result of the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Cindy.

The list includes several locations reporting more a million gallons each and the spills are still ongoing at some locations:

Location Estimated Total Volume (gals)

Receiving Water

2335 DOG RIVER DR. S. 22,800 DOG RIVER
2751 VALLEY DR. @ RIVERSIDE DR. ONGOING DOG RIVER
2335 DOG RIVER DR. S. 308,000 DOG RIVER
2409 OCTAVIA DR. S. 32,400 DOG RIVER
2102 GIMON CIR. 54,500 ESLAVA CREEK
2907 DEMETER ST. 7,000 ESLAVA CREEK
3652 PIN OAK DR. 3,875 ESLAVA CREEK
3 ESLAVA ST. 675 ESLAVA CREEK
800 HOLCOMBE AVE. 1,350 ESLAVA CREEK
2306 PEER CT. 14,450 ESLAVA CREEK
213 SEMINOLE ST. 54,000 ESLAVA CREEK
2752 BARKSDALE DR. 68,500 ESLAVA CREEK
251 ISLAND CT. 175,250 ESLAVA CREEK
27 AUDUBON PL. 1,460,000 ESLAVA CREEK
LAUREL ST. @ DAVITT ST. 317,500 ESLAVA CREEK
LAUREL ST. @ DAVITT ST. 3,175 ESLAVA CREEK
LAUREL ST. @ DAVITT ST. 63,500 ESLAVA CREEK
175 WESTWOOD ST. 26,050 ESLAVA CREEK
208 WESTWOOD ST. 130,250 ESLAVA CREEK
204 SEMINOLE ST. 13,125 ESLAVA CREEK
101 MOHAWK ST. @ ELIZABETH ST. 1,600,000 ESLAVA CREEK
MCVAY DR. @ NAVCO RD. 607,250 ESLAVA CREEK
50 WESTWOOD ST. @ HOMEWOOD ST. 33,500 ESLAVA CREEK
CLEARMONT ST. @ HOUSTON ST. 23,550 ESLAVA CREEK
CLEARMONT ST. @ BIENVILLE AVE. 23,550 ESLAVA CREEK
1710 GULF FIELD DR. N. 2,246 ESLAVA CREEK
211 WESTWOOD ST. 18,100 ESLAVA CREEK
Location Estimated Total Volume (gals)

Receiving Water

1102 GIMON CIR. 524,000 ESLAVA CREEK
100 DEMOUY AVE. 40,800 ESLAVA CREEK
CONTI ST. @ DEMOUY AVE. 7,100 ESLAVA CREEK
CONTI ST. @ DEMOUY AVE. 7,100 ESLAVA CREEK
63 DEMOUY AVE. @ CONT ST. 1,590,000 ESLAVA CREEK
766 JOHNSTON AVE. 93,9125 ESLAVA CREEK
CONTI ST. @ DEMOUY AVE. 7,100 ESLAVA CREEK
6204 HIGHWAY 90 W. (EASEMENT) ONGOING HALLS MILL CREEK
3957 DEMETROPOLIS RD. 27,700 HALLS MILL CREEK
4115 RIVIERE DU CHIEN RD. 514,500 HALLS MILL CREEK
4115 RIVIERE DU CHIEN RD. 720,300 HALLS MILL CREEK
3 ESLAVA ST. 675 MOBILE RIVER
1 ESLAVA ST. (3) 2,925 MOBILE RIVER
PECAN ST. & BUTCHERS LN. 89,000 THREE MILE CREEK
1557 PECAN ST. 1,900 THREE MILE CREEK
TONLOURS DR. @ LOURDES CIR. 6,050 THREE MILE CREEK
2121 LAKE DR. 11,275 THREE MILE CREEK
1671 GOVERNMENT ST. 575 THREE MILE CREEK
1701 GOVERNMENT ST. 1,200 THREE MILE CREEK
BESTEDA ST. @ PATTERSON ST. (2) 880 THREE MILE CREEK
2102 PRICHARD AVE. 725 THREE MILE CREEK
CHATEAGUE ST. @ BAXTER ST. 12,400 THREE MILE CREEK
TONLOURS DR. @ THREE MILE CREEK 5,140 THREE MILE CREEK
LAKE DR @ TRICENTENNIAL PARK 235,250 THREE MILE CREEK
93 SIDNEY PHILLIPS DR. 240 THREE MILE CREEK
2261 DUBROCA ST. 1,050 THREE MILE CREEK
522 BIZZELL AVE. 23,500 THREE MILE CREEK
600 BIZZELL AVE. 12,600 THREE MILE CREEK
2267 LEVERT DR. 960 THREE MILE CREEK
2668 MILL ST. @ JULIAN ST. 744,750 THREE MILE CREEK
TONLOURS DR. @ THREE MILE CREEK 365,625 THREE MILE CREEK
1050 LUBEL AVE. 95,170 THREE MILE CREEK
2102 PRICHARD AVE. 1,460 THREE MILE CREEK
2102 PRICHARD AVE. 4,500 THREE MILE CREEK
SIENA VISTA DR. (DEAD END) 6,780,000 THREE MILE CREEK
2261 LEVERT DR. 110 THREE MILE CREEK

 

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