Bayou La Batre reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow 4-11-24

April 11, 2024

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that took place on April 10. Heavy rains were the cause of the SSO’s.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated overflow, and receiving waters are listed below:

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
218 Patricia Ave.460,800Gum Tree Branch
2407 Whistler St.230,700Gum Tree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. & Whistler St.10,500Gum Tree Branch
198 Wood St.75,700Chickasaw Creek
W. Highland & Singleton St.18,650Toulmins Spring Branch
W. Highland & Velma St.110,400Toulmins Spring Branch

Dr. Kevin Philip Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Area residents should take precautions when using Gum Tree Branch, Chickasaw Creek, and Toulmins Spring Branch for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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