June 25, 2021
Prichard supplies update on Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer has responded to numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by recent heavy rains. All SSO events have now stopped.
The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters for those final events are listed below:
Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Chin St. @ Butts St. 594,000 Three Mile Creek
Whistler St. @ Bessemer Court More than 100,000/Less than 250,000 Gum Tree Branch
Whistler St. @ Patricia St. More than 250,000/Less than 500,000 Gum Tree Branch
705 Sample St. More than 75,000/Less than 100,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
821 College St. More than 100,000/Less than 250,000 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 Three Mile Creek, Gum Tree Branch and Toulmins Spring 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.