April 6, 2022
Prichard updates report on Sanitary Sewer Overflows
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains on April 5. Most of the SSO events have stopped, while the one at the intersection of Chin Street and Butts Street is ongoing.
The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts, and receiving waters are listed below:
Chin St. @ Butts St.; Ongoing; Three Mile Creek
Patricia Ave. @ Whistler St.; 360,000; Gumtree Branch
Bessemer Ct. @ Whistler St.; 180,000; Gumtree Branch
Wood St. @ Dr. MLK Jr. Dr.; 94,000; Gumtree Branch
2408 Whistler St.; 65,000; Gumtree Branch
835 N. College St.; 300,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome St.; 300,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
Strauss Ave. (manhole near bridge); 50,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
1006 Grant Ave.; 25,000; Toulmins Spring Branch
Dr. Kevin P. Michaels, 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, Gumtree 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.