April 20, 2021
Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer experienced two Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) on April 19. These occurred because of the outfall line of the waste-water treatment plant. One overflow was at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street. The other overflow was at 317 East Elm Street. The estimated volume lost in both events was less than 1,000 gallons. Prichard officials say there was not any raw sewage lost. The entire volume was non-potable water that flowed into a storm drain that empties into Three Mile Creek. 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 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.