Heavy Rains Cause Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Mobile

Heavy Rains Cause Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Mobile

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Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) experienced several sanitary sewer overflows as a result of heavy rainfall in Mobile Thursday.

The locations, estimated amount, and receiving waters are listed below. MAWSS says overflows have stopped at this time.

Location                                             Estimated Gallons                             Receiving Water

 208 Westwood Drive                                           35                                       Eslava Creek

211 Westwood Drive                                          70                                      Eslava Creek

Bizzell Avenue at Pecan Street                       1,425                                       Three Mile Creek

1050 Lubel Avenue                                           195                                       Three Mile Creek

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 these overflows.

Individuals who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

All seafood harvested in affected areas should be thoroughly cooked before consumption. Individuals should wash their hands after cleaning any fish or other seafood and also before preparing food.

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