On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, The Utilities Board of the City of Foley issued an alert to customers in the area of 1000 Greentree Lane concerning a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO).
The overflow occurred as a result of a failure of weir plates on an outfall structure at the lagoon facility combined with a failure of a pipe plug resulting in the discharge of supernatant to Wolf Creek. 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.
- The SSO happened at the lagoon facility at the WWTP. Supernatant discharged from the outfall structure to Wolf Creek by seeping through the weir plates.
- Personnel observed the SSO at 8:00 am, March 2, 2022.
- Personnel estimate that approximately 2 gallons per minute are discharging from the outfall structure.
- The SSO is ended at 6:20 p.m. on March 3. The estimate of total sewage lost is from 1,000 to 10,000 gallons.
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.