Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rain 04.13.2023

April 13, 2023

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rain

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that began on April 13. Heavy rains are the cause of the SSO’s.

As of 2 p.m., the SSO’s have not ceased. The nearest manhole locations and receiving waters are listed below:

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
933 Semler St.OngoingThree Mile Creek
2407 Whistler St.OngoingGumtree Branch
218 Patricia Ave.OngoingGumtree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.OngoingGumtree Branch
705 Sample St.OngoingToulmins Spring Branch
823 College St.OngoingToulmins Spring Branch
830 Strauss Ave.OngoingToulmins Spring Branch
1006 Grant Ave.OngoingToulmins Spring Branch
W. Prichard Ave. & Newsome St.OngoingToulmins Spring Branch
198 W. Highland St.OngoingToulmins Spring Branch

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 Three Mile 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

Last Updated on April 14, 2023 by MCHDadmin