April 18, 2022
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that have occurred at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street.
The first SSO reported took place on April 14. This event was caused by heavy rains. The final estimated volume lost is 324,000 gallons.
Prichard officials next reported on an SSO that began April 16 and ended on April 17. The final estimated volume lost is 216,000 gallons.
Another SSO is currently taking place at the intersection. Signs have been placed to warn the public. The final estimated volume lost will be announced once the SSO has ceased.
The ultimate destination for these SSO’s 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 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.