Prichard dealing with Sanitary Sewer Overflows

August 24, 2022

Prichard dealing with Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains. Four SSO’s have ceased, while four others are ongoing.

Signs were placed at each location to notify the public of the hazard. The areas that have stopped will be disinfected.

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

Location Gallons Receiving Water
1119 Prichard Ave. 76,500 Toulmin Spring Branch
823 N. College St. 12,750 Toulmin Spring Branch
705 Sample St. 51,000 Toulmin Spring Branch
830 Strauss Ave. 13,000 Gumtree Branch
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St. Ongoing from 8/23 Gumtree Branch
Wood St. @ Dr. MLK Jr. Drive Ongoing from 8/23 Chickasaw Creek
N. Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St. Ongoing from 8/23 Eight Mile Creek
Chin St. @ Butts St. Ongoing from 8/21 Three Mile Creek

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 Toulmin Spring Branch, Gumtree Branch, Chickasaw Creek, Eight Mile 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.

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