Prichard provides updates on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

September 6, 2022

Prichard provides updates on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has provided updates on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains last week.

The SSO at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street started on August 21 and continued through August 26. The estimated total from that time frame had 1,720,000 gallons reaching Three Mile Creek.

An additional SSO at this location from August 26 to August 27 resulted in an overflow of 288,000 gallons. One more SSO at this location on August 29 resulted in an overflow of 9,000 gallons.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters for other SSO’s are listed below:

Location Gallons Receiving Water
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St. Between 100,000 and 250,000 Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St. Between 100,000 and 250,000 Gumtree Branch
2408 Whistler St. 100,500 Gumtree 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 Gumtree Branch 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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