Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows from February 9

February 13, 2023

Prichard reports on several Sanitary Sewer Overflows

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred February 9.

Heavy rains were the cause of the SSO’s. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
198 Wood St. 16,450 Chickasaw Creek
2407 Whistler St. 11,750 Gumtree Branch
218 Patricia Ave. 17,375 Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St. 5,875 Gumtree Branch
1886 First Ave. 25,500 Toulmins Spring Branch

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, Chickasaw Creek, 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 hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.