Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

April 26, 2021

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer responded to numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains. Some of these overflows began on April 24 and some of them did not end until April 26. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters are listed below:

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Martha Ave. @ Old Citronelle Hwy. less than 1,000 Gum Tree Branch
211 Patricia Ave. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Gum Tree Branch
830 Strauss Ave. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
823 College St. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome Ave. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Toulmins Spring Branch

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 Gum Tree Branch, Toulmins Spring Branch, and Three Mile 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.

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