Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

February 7, 2022

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on February 4. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St. 216,000 Three Mile Creek
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St. 72,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
864 N. College St. 72,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
830 Strauss St. 48,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
701 Sample St. 27,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
Patricia Ave. 96,000 Gumtree Branch
Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. @ Wood St. 75,000 Gumtree Branch
Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St. 36,000 Gumtree Branch
2801 Whistler St. 32,000 Gumtree 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 Three Mile Creek, Toulmins Spring Branch, and Gumtree 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.