May 27, 2022
Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. —
Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on May 25 and 26. Most of the SSO events have stopped, while the one at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street is ongoing.
The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St. Ongoing Three Mile Creek
Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St. 250,000 Gumtree Branch
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St. 250,000 Gumtree Branch
2401 Whistler St. 140,000 Gumtree Branch
361 W. Highland Dr. 138,000 Gumtree Branch
Wood St. @ N. Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. 97,000 Gumtree Branch
1820 First Ave. 75,000 Gumtree Branch
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St. 400,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
835 N. College St. 277,200 Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St. 250,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
1006 Grant Ave. 100,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
830 Strauss Ave. 72,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
Dr. Kevin P. 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 Three Mile Creek, Gumtree Branch, 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.