The Prichard Water Company reported two sanitary sewer overflows in Prichard as a result of heavy rains and flooding that occurred on Tuesday, March 10, according to a press release. The locations, estimated amount of wastewater and receiving waters are listed below.
• 1206 Craft Highway, 2,520 gallons, Gum Tree Branch
• 224 Turner Road, 990 gallons, Gum Tree Branch
Dr. Bernard Eichold, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department, advises area residents to take precautions when using Gum Tree Branch for recreational purposes because of the 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.