Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

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.