Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow

June 21, 2022

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred June 20. The overflow occurred behind 221 East Pershing Street in the ditch near a lift station.

The total volume lost was between 10,000 and 25,000 gallons. The ultimate destination was Chickasaw Creek.

The cause of the SSO was a mechanical failure at the lift station.

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 Chickasaw 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.