On Friday, February 25, 2022, The Utilities Board of the City of Foley issued an alert to customers in the area of 1741 Versant Loop concerning a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO).
The overflow occurred as a result of a blockage of a gravity sewer main due to dirt, rocks, and debris in the sanitary sewer collection system. The Utilities Board of the City of Foley responds to overflows in a manner consistent with state and federal standards. We are urging the public to use caution in this area.
- This is a result of a blockage due to due to dirt, rocks, and debris in the sanitary sewer collection system gravity sewer main. Said debris entered through open sanitary sewer cleanouts in the area due to poor construction practices.
- The SSO happened at a sanitary sewer manhole adjacent to the driveway at the referenced address and less than 50 gallons entered a nearby storm drain. The storm drain flows to an unnamed tributary that eventually reaches Sandy Creek.
- Personnel observed the SSO at 3:00 pm, February 24, 2022.
- The initial estimate of total sewage lost is approximately 100 gallons.
- The SSO was stopped at 3:30 pm, February 24, 2022.
- Crews found and cleared the blockage on nearby Russieau Drive, downstream of the referenced manhole and all flow returned to normal. Crews will return next week to thoroughly clean all gravity sewer main segments along Versant Loop and Russieau Drive.
The SSO area was cleaned and disinfected. However, we urge residents to exercise caution using these bodies of water for recreational purposes, thoroughly cook any fish or seafood caught in these areas, and thoroughly wash their hands after handling any fish or seafood from these areas.
If you have questions regarding the SSO, please call us at (251) 943-5001.