The City of Dothan is asking residents to take extra caution in the areas near 1128 Cornell Drive and the 700 block of North Englewood Drive.
According to a press release from the city, there has been a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) event at a manhole at the two locations due to substantial rainfall.
Sewage has been released into Rock Creek and the City of Dothan wants to advise area residents and the public to avoid physical contact with waters and contaminated areas adjacent to the affected area as they may pose a health risk.
Signs have been posted around Rock Creek warning citizens to avoid the water and the area. If there is contact with the affected water, wash the contacted area with soap and water. Furthermore, all objects that have come into contact with the affected water should be cleaned and sanitized.
Dothan Utilities is committed to protecting the health of the public and the environment. In partnering with our citizens to achieve this goal, Dothan Utilities welcomes and appreciates notifications from citizens if a sewer overflow is suspected. Citizens can notify our department by calling (334) 615-3302.