Prichard provides updates on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

August 23, 2022

Prichard provides updates on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains this week. Three SSO’s have ceased, while another is 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:

LocationGallonsReceiving Water
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.163,800Gumtree Branch
Wood St. @ Dr. MLK Jr. Drive206,400Chickasaw Creek
4410 Old Citronelle Hwy.36,000Eight Mile Creek
Chin St. @ Butts St.Ongoing from 8/21Three 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 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.