Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains 12.06.2023

December 6, 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 began on December 2 and ended December 3. Heavy rains are the cause of the SSO’s.

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

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
1300 W. Pershing St.97,000Chickasaw Creek
2407 Whistler St.61,500Gumtree Branch
218 Patricia Ave.123,000Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer & Whistler123,000Gumtree Branch
830 Strauss Ave.119,550Toulmins Spring Branch
823 N. College St.21,400Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St.52,575Toulmins Spring Branch
798 W. Highland St.189,200Toulmins Spring Branch
933 Semler St.97,000Three Mile 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 Chickasaw Creek, Gumtree Branch, Toulmins Spring Branch and Three Mile 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.