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:
|Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.||Ongoing from 8/22||Gumtree Branch|
|830 Strauss||42,000||Gumtree Branch|
|2408 Whistler St.||108,000||Gumtree Branch|
|N. Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.||162,000||Gumtree Branch|
|1820 First Ave.||48,000||Gumtree Branch|
|1119 Prichard Ave.||150,000||Toulmins Spring Branch|
|823 N. College St.||61,500||Toulmins Spring Branch|
|705 Sample St.||61,500||Toulmins Spring Branch|
|Wood St. @ Dr. MLK Jr. Drive||Ongoing from 8/21||Chickasaw Creek|
|Chin St. @ Butts St.||Ongoing from 8/21||Three 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.