Prichard supplies update on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

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.