Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

August 19, 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 August 18 and August 19. Signs were placed at each location to notify the public of the hazard. The areas that have stopped will be disinfected.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters from August 18 are listed below:

Location                                              Estimated Gallons                               Receiving Water

Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.                  183,000                                                Gumtree Branch

Whistler St. @ N. Bessemer Ct.             166,000                                                 Gumtree Branch

2408 Whistler St.                                  99,000                                                 Gumtree Branch

830 Strauss                                          72,000                                                 Gumtree Branch

1006 Grant Ave.                                   31,800                                                 Gumtree Branch

1820 First Ave.                                    31,800                                                 Gumtree Branch

Wood St. @ Dr. MLK Jr. Drive             114,300                                                Chickasaw Creek

224 W. Turner Road                             31,000                                                 Chickasaw Creek

823 College                                          144,000                                                Toulmins Spring Branch

Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St.              49,500                                                 Toulmins Spring Branch

705 Sample                                          49,500                                                 Toulmins Spring Branch

4412 Old Citronelle Hwy.                     89,200                                                 Eight Mile Creek


The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters from August 19 are listed below:

Chin St. @ Butts St.                              Ongoing from 8/18                               Three Mile Creek

Wood St. @ N. Dr. MLK Jr. Hwy.         Ongoing                                               Chickasaw Creek

823 College                                          Ongoing                                               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 Gumtree Branch, Chickasaw Creek, Toulmins Spring Branch, Eight Mile Creek, and Three Mile Creek  and 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.