Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

January 26, 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 25.

One SSO took place at 711 West Highland Street. The cause is a suspected power surge that interrupted lift station pump operations. An estimated 3,300 gallons reached Toulmins Spring Branch.

Heavy rains were the cause of the remaining SSO’s. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
198 Wood St.16,200Chickasaw Creek
2408 Whistler St.900Gumtree Branch
211 Prichard Ave.9,000Gumtree Branch
2516 W. Harold Clark Dr.900Gumtree 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, Chickasaw 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.