July 13, 2022
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that started on July 11 and ended July 12. According to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, heavy rainfall combined with inflow and localized flooding caused the SSO.
The overflow occurred near the intersection of Wood Street and North Craft Highway. The total volume lost was between 25,000 and 50,000 gallons. The ultimate destination was Chickasaw 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 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.