January 24, 2023
Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred January 22. The cause of the overflows was heavy rain.
Signs were placed at each location to notify the public of the hazard. The areas will be disinfected.
The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
|Location||Estimated Gallons||Receiving Water|
|198 Wood St.||105,000||Gumtree Branch|
|211 Patricia St.||32,000||Gumtree Branch|
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 Gumtree 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.