Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

January 1, 2023

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred December 30 because of heavy rains.

Signs were placed at each location to notify the public of the hazard. The areas will be disinfected.

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

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
1206 Craft HighwayBetween 100,000 and 250,000Chickasaw Creek
2408 Whistler St.60,000Gumtree Branch
211 Patricia St.165,000Gumtree Branch
2516 W. Harold Clark165,000Gumtree Branch
1119 Prichard Ave.60,000Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St.90,000Toulmins 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, 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.