Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) staff members responded to a sanitary sewer overflow on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at a manhole near 800 Hillcrest Road, according to a spokeswoman for the utility.
Approximately 1,800 gallons of wastewater overflowed into Milkhouse Creek as a result of a blockage in the area of Hillcrest Road. MAWSS crews have cleared the blockage and are taking steps to prevent further overflows at this location.
Dr. Bernard Eichold, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when using Milkhouse Creek for recreational purposes because of the overflow. 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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