On Sunday, August 21, 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 a power outage at the WWTP, which resulted in an overflow from the headworks facility. 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 headworks facility at the WWTP. Influent sewer overflowed the headworks and flowed into Wolf Creek.
- Personnel observed the SSO at 12:45 pm, August 21, 2022.
- Plant influent and effluent flow data along with visual observation by a WWTP operator indicates approximately 15,000 gallons overflowed the headworks and entered Wolf Creek.
- The SSO was stopped at 1:15 pm and the area was cleaned and disinfected.
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.