December 13, 2021
Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on December 9. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St.; 360,000; Three Mile Creek
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St.; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
854 N. College St.; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
701 Sample St.; More than 50,000/Less than 100,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. @ Wood St.; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Gumtree Branch
Patricia Ave.; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Gumtree Branch
Bessemer Court; More than 100,000/Less than 250,000; Gumtree Branch
2401 Whistler St.; 15,000; Gumtree Branch
Prichard officials said the overflow at Chin Street and Butts Street was non-potable water. It was not raw sewage.
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 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, Toulmins Spring Branch 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.