Sewer overflows reported in Robertsdale, Loxley

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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – The Baldwin County Health Department is reporting three Baldwin County cities have sewer spills.

Officials said a manhole located at 17675 West illinois Street in Robertsdale overflowed due to heavy rainfall. The estimated overflow is between 1 and 1,000 gallons of sewage being discharged into Silver Creek.

Also, the Baldwin County Health Department reported three other areas in Robertsdale with sewer overflow. They are the lift station on 22891 College Street, a broken line north of Wilters Street and a manhole on 22140 College Avenue is overflowing due to heavy rainfall. The estimated volume of overflow is between 100,000 and 1,000,000 gallos of sewage being disscharged into Rock Creek.

For information on the sewage spill call Robertsdale Utilities at 251-947-2466.

The health department has also reported a manhole and the Equalization Basin at the sewer plant in Loxley has overflowed. The estimated volume of overflow is 100,000 gallons of sewage, which is being discharged into Corn Branch.

For information on the sewage spill call the Town of Loxley Utilities at 251-964-7644.

The health department urges residents to exercise caution if using Rock Creek for recreational purposes. Also, thoroughly cook any fish or seafood caught near by and wash hands after handling fish or seafood.

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