Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains 1-26-24

January 26, 2024

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 began on January 25. Some have ended while others were ongoing as of 3:30 p.m. Heavy rains are the cause of the SSO’s.

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

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
2407 Whistler St.OngoingGumtree Branch
218 Patricia Ave.OngoingGumtree Branch
N. Bessemer & WhistlerOngoingGumtree Branch
830 Strauss Ave.71,900Toulmins Spring Branch
374 W. Highland St.8,250Toulmins Spring Branch
198 Wood St.52,225Chickasaw Creek

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, 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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