February 3, 2022
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street. The estimated overflow of 180,000 gallons reached Three Mile Creek.
Prichard officials say the cause was heavy rainfall and localized flooding. Signs were put out to notify the public. The overflow was discovered at approximately 10:30 p.m. on February 2 and was confirmed to have stopped at 9 a.m. on February 3.
Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 Three Mile 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.