Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

May 13, 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 on May 12 and May 13. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters are listed below:

Location  Estimated Gallons  Receiving Water 
351 W. Highland Ave. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Gum Tree Branch
2408 Whistler Ave. more than 100,000/less than 250,000 Gum Tree Branch
211 Patricia Ave. more than 250,000/less than 500,000 Gum Tree Branch
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome more than 25,000/less than 50,000 Toulmins Spring
St. 705 Sample St. more than 100,000/less than 250,000 Branch Toulmins
823 College St. more than 250,000/less than 500,000 Spring Branch

An overflow at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street was still occurring as of 10 a.m.

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 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.

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