Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

August 23, 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 that started on August 21 and continued on August 23. 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 are listed below:

LocationGallonsReceiving Water
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.Ongoing from 8/22Gumtree Branch
830 Strauss42,000Gumtree Branch
2408 Whistler St.108,000Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.162,000Gumtree Branch
1820 First Ave.48,000Gumtree Branch
1119 Prichard Ave.150,000Toulmins Spring Branch
823 N. College St.61,500Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St.61,500Toulmins Spring Branch
Wood St. @ Dr. MLK Jr. DriveOngoing from 8/21Chickasaw Creek
Chin St. @ Butts St.Ongoing from 8/21Three Mile Creek

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, Toulmins Spring Branch, Chickasaw Creek, and Three Mile Creek 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.