April 14, 2022
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on two Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by recent heavy rains.
One overflow at the intersection of Patricia Avenue and Whistler Street has stopped. The estimated volume lost is 25,000 gallons. The ultimate destination is Gumtree Branch.
The other overflow is at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street. This SSO is ongoing. The final estimated volume lost will be announced when the SSO has stopped. The ultimate destination is Three Mile Creek.
Dr. Kevin P. 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 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.