Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains 07.24.2023

July 24, 2023

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that took place on July 22. Heavy rains are the cause of the SSO’s.

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

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
218 Patricia Ave.72,000Gumtree Branch
2407 Whistler St.24,000Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. & Whistler St.72,000Gumtree Branch
830 Strauss Ave.9,000Toulmins Spring Branch
823 College St.4,500Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St.4,500Toulmins 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 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 July 24, 2023 by MCHDadmin

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