November 1, 2021
Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on October 28. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St. 45,000 Three Mile Creek
Patricia St. @ Whistler St. 9,000 Gumtree Branch
Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St. 4,500 Gumtree Branch
Velma St. @ W. Highland Ave. More than 10,000/Less than 25,000 Gumtree Branch
Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. @ Wood St. 9,000 Chickasaw Creek
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, Gumtree Branch and Chickasaw Creek 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.