MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Officials said the Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) is experiencing numerous sanitary sewer overflows as a result of heavy rainfall in the Mobile and Prichard areas that began August 29 from Hurricane Isaac.
Dr. Bernard Eichold, Health Officer with 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.
He said individuals who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.
Dr. Eichold also advises area residents to take precautions if using affected waters for recreational purposes.
HE said 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.
The location, estimated amount and receiving waters are listed below. Overflows that are still ongoing are shown with asterisks.
- 1301 Gulf Field Dr. W. & Maryvale St.; 10,500; Eslava Creek
- 1710 Gulf Field Dr. N. & Central Dr.; 30,500; Eslava Creek
- 1102 Gimon Cir.*;,250; Eslava Creek
- 2152 Halls Mill Rd.; 30,500; Eslava Creek
- 776 Johnston Ave.; 114,500; Eslava Creek
- 204 Seminole St.; 7,275; Eslava Creek
- 208 Westwood St.; 88,375; Eslava Creek
- 175 Westwood St.; 10,100; Eslava Creek
- 224 Crenshaw St.; 12,500; Eslava Creek
- Navco Rd. & McVay Dr. N.*; 59,000; Eslava Creek
- 3171 Baronne Dr.; 1,560; Three Mile Creek
- Bizzell Ave. & Pecan St.; 63,000; Three Mile Creek
- 1525 Delaney St.; 2,200; Three Mile Creek
- Tonlours Dr. @ Three Mile Creek* ; 89,250; Three Mile Creek
- Siena Vista (Dead end)*; 100,000; Mile Creek
- Mill St. & Julian St.*; 88,000; Three Mile Creek
- 1050 Lubel Ave.; 840; Three Mile Creek
- Prichard Ave. & Newsome St.; 2,200; Three Mile Creek
- Westhighland L. S. ; 3,800; Three Mile Creek
- Whistler Street @ Harold Clark Drive; Ongoing; Gum Tree Branch
- Whistler Street @ Patricia Street; Ongoing; Gum Tree Branch
- Whistler Ave. L.S.; Ongoing; Gum Tree Branch
- MLK & Wood Street; 3,400; Gum Tree Branch
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