April 8, 2022
Prichard reports on final Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains this week. While the final estimate on most of the SSO events was previously reported, the SSO at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street is now finished.
The total volume lost is an estimated 288,000 gallons. The ultimate destination is Three Mile Creek by way of a storm drain. Prichard crews report signs were placed, and the location has been disinfected.
The other SSO’s ultimately reached Gumtree Branch and Toulmins Spring 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, Gumtree Branch and Toulmins Spring 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.