March 31, 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 March 30. Two of the SSO events have stopped, while the one at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street is ongoing.
Prichard officials report signs have been placed at these locations to notify the public. Once the overflow at Chin Street and Butts Street ceases, the estimated amount will be announced.
The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
Chin St. @ Butts St.; Ongoing; Three Mile Creek
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.; 29,000; Gumtree Branch
Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. @ Wood St.; 26,000; Gumtree 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 Three Mile Creek and Gumtree 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.