August 11, 2022
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that took place August 10.
A SSO occurred at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street. The total volume lost was approximately 171,000 gallons. According to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), the cause of the discharge was outfall line was underwater when the level of the creek rose after rainfall. The ultimate destination was Three Mile Creek.
A SSO occurred at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Wood Street. The total volume lost was approximately 43,050 gallons. According to ADEM, heavy rainfall combined with inflow and localized flooding caused the overflow. The ultimate destination was Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw Creek and 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.