February 13, 2023
Prichard reports on another Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that took place February 13 at 4418 Old Citronelle Highway.
Officials say the cause is suspected to be a power fluctuation at Lift Station 17 on Winchester Road. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management reports an estimated 6,000 gallons reached Eight 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 this overflow. 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 Eight Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.