September 17, 2021
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board responded to numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Nicholas on September 15-16. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St. More than 500,000/Less than 750,000 Gumtree Branch
Patricia St. @ Whistler St. More than 500,000/Less than 750,000 Gumtree Branch
2408 Whistler St. 487,000 Gumtree Branch
Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. @ Wood St. 390,000 Gumtree Branch
W. Highland Ave. 108,000 Gumtree Branch
Wilcraft Road 72,000 Gumtree Branch
821 N. College St. 780,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome Ave. 585,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St. 292,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
830 Strauss St. 288,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
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 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 Gumtree Branch and 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.