Prichard updates Sanitary Sewer Overflow report 1-27-24

January 27, 2024

Prichard updates Sanitary Sewer Overflow report

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has updated its report on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that began on January 25. Heavy rains were the cause of the SSO’s.

The nearest manhole locations, estimated overflow, and receiving waters are listed below:

LocationEstimated GallonsReceiving Water
2497 Whistler St.159,525Gumtree Branch
218 Patricia Ave.357,000Gumtree Branch
N. Bessemer & Whistler11,270Gumtree Branch
830 Strauss Ave.71,900Toulmins Spring Branch
374 W. Highland St.82,506Toulmins Spring Branch
198 Wood St.52,225Chickasaw Creek

Dr. Kevin Philip 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 Gumtree 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 their hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.