Chickasaw reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

April 26, 2021

Chickasaw reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Chickasaw experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on April 24. This occurred when a generator failed to start. The overflow was at 165 Teakwood Drive. The estimated volume lost 3,500 gallons. The overflow reached a drainage ditch that empties into Gum Tree Branch. Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 this overflow. 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 for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food. -30-

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