November 15, 2022
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) from November 14. The SSO occurred at the intersection of West Highland Street and Velma Street.
Officials say the soft start/motor saver at the West Highland lift station had to be re-set and normal operation resumed. A power fluctuation is suspected.
It is estimated the overflow was 3,000 gallons. The ultimate destination was 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 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 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.