Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

December 1, 2022

 Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on November 30.

Signs were placed at each location to notify the public of the hazard. The areas will be disinfected.

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

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
211 Patricia Ave.1,000 to 10,000Gumtree Branch
2408 Whistler St.1,000 to 10,000Gumtree Branch
1206 Craft Highway10,000 to 25,000Chickasaw Creek

Dr. Kevin P. 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 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.