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:
|Location||Estimated Gallons||Receiving Water|
|218 Patricia Ave.||72,000||Gumtree Branch|
|2407 Whistler St.||24,000||Gumtree Branch|
|N. Bessemer Ct. & Whistler St.||72,000||Gumtree Branch|
|830 Strauss Ave.||9,000||Toulmins Spring Branch|
|823 College St.||4,500||Toulmins Spring Branch|
|705 Sample St.||4,500||Toulmins 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.