Heavy rains cause sanitary sewer overflows in Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Bayou La Batre has reported a sanitary sewer overflows that occurred on January 11. It took place near 13790 Tram Avenue.

The reported cause was a contractor ruptured a sewer line while clearing land. The estimated overflow of more than 1,000 gallons and less than 10,000 gallons reached Bayou La Batre.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 Bayou La Batre for recreational purposes because of the 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.

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