January 24, 2022
Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on January 24. The cause was the failure of an electrical component in the lift station at the intersection of Craft Street and Elm Street.
The SSO occurred at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Wood Street. The volume lost was estimated to be 24,000 gallons.
The ultimate destination of the SSO was Chickasaw Creek. Prichard crews have placed signs in the area of the overflow. The area has been cleaned and disinfected.
Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, 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 this overflow. 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 for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.