Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

May 27, 2022

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. —

Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on May 25 and 26. Most of the SSO events have stopped, while the one at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street is ongoing.

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

Location                                              Estimated Gallons                               Receiving Water

Chin St. @ Butts St.                              Ongoing                                               Three Mile Creek

Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.                 250,000                                                Gumtree Branch

Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.                  250,000                                                Gumtree Branch

2401 Whistler St.                                  140,000                                                Gumtree Branch

361 W. Highland Dr.                            138,000                                                Gumtree Branch

Wood St. @ N. Dr. MLK Jr. Dr.             97,000                                                 Gumtree Branch

1820 First Ave.                                    75,000                                                 Gumtree Branch

Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St.              400,000                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

835 N. College St.                                277,200                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

705 Sample St.                                     250,000                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

1006 Grant Ave.                                   100,000                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

830 Strauss Ave.                                  72,000                                                 Toulmins Spring 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 Three Mile Creek, Gumtree 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.