Heavy Rains Cause Sewage Overflow in Dothan Neighborhood

DOTHAN, AL -- Due to substantial rainfall, there has been a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) event at a manhole at 1128 Cornell Drive and a manhole in the 700 block of North Englewood Drive.

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 welcomes and appreciates notifications from citizens if a sewer overflow is suspected. Citizens can notify our department by calling (334) 615-3302.


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