August 22, 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 19. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St. 864,000 Three Mile Creek
Wood St. @ N. Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. 67,500 Chickasaw Creek
823 College St. 12,000 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 Chickasaw Creek, Toulmins Spring Branch, 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.