December 20, 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 over the weekend. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
Location; Estimated Gallons; Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St.; 600,000; Three Mile Creek
Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. @ Wood St.; 144,000; Chickasaw Creek
854 N. College St.; 42,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
201 Strauss St.; 21,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.; 25,000; Gumtree Branch
2408 Whistler St.; 21,000; Gumtree Branch
Bessemer Court @ Whistler St.; 3,000; 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, Chickasaw 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.