June 17, 2023
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Alabama — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on two Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO).
The first SSO started June 15 and ended on June 16 at 295 Captain Leon C. Roberts Street. The cause was a clogged sewer pipe. An estimated 5,600 gallons of wastewater reached Three Mile Creek.
The second SSO took place on June 16 at the intersection of First Avenue and Owens Street. The caused was heavy rain. An estimated 11,850 gallons of wastewater reached Toulmins Spring 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 Three Mile Creek and Toulmins Spring Branch for recreational purposes because of the 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.