Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains 5-14-24

May 14, 2024

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that took place on May 13. Heavy rains were the cause of the SSO’s.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated overflow, and receiving waters are listed below:

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
218 Patricia Ave.118,525Gum Tree Branch
2407 Whistler St.32,325Gum Tree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. & Whistler St.21,550Gum Tree Branch
830 Strauss Ave.41,200Toulmins Spring Branch
823 College St.10,625Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St.32,025Toulmins Spring Branch
1205 W. Prichard Ave.43,000Toulmins Spring Branch

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 Gum Tree Branch and Toulmins Spring Branch for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.