Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

July 9, 2021

Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has responded to numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by recent heavy rains. All SSO events have now stopped.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters for those final events are listed below:

Location                                              Estimated Gallons                               Receiving Water

Chin St. @ Butts St.                              102,000                                                 Three Mile Creek

Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St.              18,000                                                 Toulmins Spring Branch

701 Sample St.                                     27,000                                                 Toulmins Spring Branch

821 College St.                                     1,200                                                   Toulmins Spring Branch

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.