Sanitary Sewer Overflow Contaminates Rock Creek in Dothan

DOTHAN, AL -- Due to substantial rainfall, there has been a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) event at a manhole at 1128 Cornell Drive, a manhole in the 700 block of North Englewood Drive, a manhole at 3525 Ross Clark Circle, a manhole at 1408 North Cherokee Avenue and a manhole in the 2800 block of Rock Creek Road.

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.

If you suspect a sewer overflow in your area, call Dothan Utilities at (334) 615-3302.


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