Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow 03.20.2023

March 20, 2023

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred March 17. Heavy rains were the cause of the SSO’s.

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

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
2407 Whistler St.19,500Gumtree Branch
218 Patricia Ave.103,500Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.5,700Gumtree Branch

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 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.