MAWSS updates canal overflows caused by tropical storm Nicholas | Mobile County Alabama News

MAWSS updates canal overflows caused by tropical storm Nicholas |  Mobile County Alabama News

Points Highlighted:

  • 63 Conti St. @ Demouy Ave. 25,675 Eslava Creek120 Demouy Ave. @ Murray St. 33,750 Eslava Creek120 Houston St. 6,600 Eslava Creek251 Island Ct. (2) 36,375 Eslava Creek202 Morgan Ave. 25,950 Eslava Creek204 Seminole St. 1,675 Eslava Creek50 Westwood St. @ Homewood St. 60,900 Eslava Creek175 Westwood St. 19,500 Eslava Creek208 Westwood St. 70,000 Eslava Creek1102 Gimon Cir. (2) 20,400 Eslava Creek1301 Gulf Field Dr. W. 13,275 Eslava Creek1710 Gulf Field Dr. N. 29,500 Eslava Creek766 Johnston Ave. 50,250 Eslava Creek1050 Lubel Ave. 3,045 Three Mile Creek2102 Prichard Ave. 1,550 Three Mile CreekTonlours Dr. @ Three Mile Creek 10,125 Three Mile CreekAirport Blvd. @ Easement (2) Resumed Halls Mill Creek1307 Gulf Field Dr. W. 6,750 Eslava Creek1352 Gulf Field Dr. E. 17,475 Eslava Creek119 Bienville Ave. 1,700 Eslava CreekElizabeth St. @ Crenshaw St. 1,600 Eslava Creek208 Seminole St. 3,350 Eslava CreekBaxter St. @ Chateauguay St. Evidence Only Three Mile Creek

  • The Mobile County Health Department provides these updated numbers, reflecting location, estimated gallons overflowed and the receiving waters:

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, health officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when encountering any standing water that may have accumulated because of these overflows. Those who have come into

Area residents should take precautions when using Eslava Creek, Halls Mill Creek, and Three Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly

direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

In order to reduce the impact of heavy rains infiltrating sewer lines, which limits the sewer system’s capacity to move wastewater flows to treatment plants, MAWSS diverts wastewater to large temporary storage facilities. The

diversion of flows reduces wastewater volumes in the collection system and aids in maintaining conveyancecapacity in the system.

Below are Severe Weather Attenuation Tanks and volumes of wastewater diverted to each: Three Mile SWAT (currently diverting) – 17,029,736 gallons;Eslava SWAT – 8,000,000 gallonsHalls Mill SWAT – 3,006,150 gallons

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