January 21, 2022
Prichard reports two Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on two Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred on January 20. Both were the result of heavy rainfall combined with inflow and localized flooding.
One SSO took place at the intersection of Wood Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. An estimated 12,000 gallons of overflow reached Chickasaw Creek.
Another SSO took place at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street. The estimated overflow of 120,000 gallons reached Three Mile Creek.
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 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 Chickasaw Creek and Three Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.