May 24, 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 combined with inflow and localized flooding.
One overflow was at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street. The estimated overflow is 162,000 gallons. The ultimate destination is Three Mile Creek.
The other overflow was at the intersection of Wood Street and North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The estimated volume lost is 5,000 gallons. The ultimate destination is Chickasaw Creek.
Signage was placed at these locations to warn the public. Both areas have been cleaned and disinfected.
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 Chickasaw 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.