Nearly 440,000 gallons of sewage overflows in mobile waterways after heavy rains – WKRG News 5

MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – The Mobile Zone Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) reports that 439,445 gallons of sewage overflowed into Mobile’s waterways after heavy rains September 15-16.

MAWSS has identified 24 locations where sewage overflowed. All overflows have ceased except on Airport Boulevard at the easement near Halls Mill Creek.

Below are the locations, estimated quantities and receiving waters.

Site estimated gallons Receiving waters
63, rue Conti @ avenue Demouy. 25,675 Eslava Creek
120, avenue Demouy @ Murray St. 33,750 Eslava Creek
120 Houston Street 6,660 Eslava Creek
251 Island Ct. (2) 36,375 Eslava Creek
202 Morgan Avenue 25,950 Eslava Creek
204 Seminole Street 1 675 Eslava Creek
50 Westwood Street @ Homewood Street 60 900 Eslava Creek
175 Westwood Street 19,500 Eslava Creek
208 Westwood Street 70,000 Eslava Creek
1102 Cir Gimon. (2) 20,400 Eslava Creek
1301 Gulf Field Dr. W. 13,275 Eslava Creek
1710 Gulf Field Dr. N. 29,500 Eslava Creek
766 Johnston Avenue 5,250 Eslava Creek
1050 avenue Lubel. 3,045 Eslava Creek
2102 avenue Prichard 1,550 Three Mile Creek
Tonlours Walk @ Three Mile Creek 10,125 Three Mile Creek
Airport Boulevard @ Servitude (2) Resumed Three Mile Creek
1307 Gulf Field Dr. W. 6,750 Halls Mill Creek
1352 Gulf Field Dr. E. 17,475 Eslava Creek
119 Bienville Avenue 1700 Eslava Creek
Elizabeth St. @ Crenshaw St. 1,600 Eslava Creek
208, rue Séminole 3 350 Eslava Creek
Rue Baxter @ Rue Chateague Proof only Three Mile Creek

To reduce the impact of heavy rains seeping into sewer lines, MAWSS diverts wastewater to large temporary storage facilities. Bypassing flows reduces the volumes of wastewater in the collection system and helps maintain the carrying capacity in the system. Below is a list of storage facilities and the volumes of wastewater diverted to each.

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Total gallons
Three mile SWAT Diversion in progress 17,029,736
Eslava SWAT 8,000,000
Hallsmill swab 3,006,150

Area residents should take caution when using Eslava Creek for recreational purposes due to these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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