Prichard reports on additional Sanitary Sewer Overflows

March 21, 2022

Prichard reports on additional Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on March 18. Three of the SSO events stopped on March 18, while the one at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street stopped on March 19.

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

Chin St. @ Butts St.; 342,000; Three Mile Creek
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.; 43,000; Gumtree Branch
2408 Whistler St.; 24,000; Gumtree Branch
Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.; 6,000; 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 Three Mile Creek and Gumtree 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.