January 5, 2023
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 January 4.
The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
|Location||Estimated Gallons||Receiving Water|
|211 Patricia Ave.||100,000 to 250,000||Gumtree Branch|
|2516 W. Harold Clark Dr.||100,000 to 250,000||Gumtree Branch|
|2408 Whistler St.||25,000 to 50,000||Gumtree Branch|
|1119 W. Prichard Ave.||100,000 to 250,000||Toulmins Spring Branch|
|705 Sample St.||75,000 to 100,000||Toulmins Spring Branch|
|830 Strauss Ave.||25,000 to 50,000||Toulmins Spring Branch|
|198 Wood St.||75,000 to 100,000||Chickasaw 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 and Chickasaw 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.