Prichard reports on several SSO’s caused by heavy rains 04.28.2023

April 28, 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 April 27 and ended April 28. Heavy rains are the cause of the SSO’s.

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

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
933 Semler St.58,500Three Mile Creek
1300 N. MLK Dr.102,000Chickasaw Creek
2407 Whistler St.123,000Gumtree Branch
218 Patricia Ave.295,500Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.76,500Gumtree Branch
705 Sample St.30,000Toulmins Spring Branch
823 College St.15,000Toulmins Spring Branch
830 Strauss Ave.21,000Toulmins Spring Branch
W. Prichard Ave. & Newsome St.15,000Toulmins Spring Branch
198 W. Highland St.58,500Toulmins Spring Branch

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 Three Mile Creek, Chickasaw Creek, Gumtree Branch, 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.