3 men vs. manhole cover

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Flash News Alert.

Three Tipp City municipal workers  are out working on a manhole cover in the 300 block of South Third Street. They have a jack-hammer operator, a bucket mover, and a blacktop scraper guy. I hope that the problem really doesn’t warrant the concerned look on their faces.

Pretty interesting stuff to watch!

*10:20AM Update* they look like they are done for now. About 2 hours worth of work. Not sure what was wrong with our manhole, but there are two cones marking the spot where they must not be finished.

*10:40AM Update* After I thought they packed it in for the day, all three came back with a bag of quickcrete, a wheelbarrow and some shovels. Looks like they needed some more filler. Lots of scraping and pouring going on. I drove past on my way to the bank and they all waved and smiled. Good people.

*11:42AM Update* They wrapped up for the day. All that is left is two orange cones and some freshly minted cement and blacktop. If they come out again I’ll have to ask them why all the work on the surround of a manhole cover. Maybe it was sinking in and needed to be leveled off. If so, I never noticed it. Whatever it was.. I am sure it was important.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Mike. I read your article about 3 men vs. manhole cover and thought that you would like to know "the rest of the story". The men in the picture work for the Water/Wastewater Department and are raising a manhole to street grade. Apparently, the manhole had been buried sometime in the past which is the reason that you weren't aware of any problem. They completed digging up the manhole cover and old riser ring. A new riser ring was installed and the repair was finished with concrete and asphalt. The reason for this work was to re-establish the manhole which is used to maintain the sanitary sewer system. Please let me know if you have any questions. Mo Eichman – City of Tipp City Director of Utilities

  2. Hi Mike. I read your article about 3 men vs. manhole cover and thought that you would like to know "the rest of the story". The men in the picture work for the Water/Wastewater Department and are raising a manhole to street grade. Apparently, the manhole had been buried sometime in the past which is the reason that you weren't aware of any problem. They completed digging up the manhole cover and old riser ring. A new riser ring was installed and the repair was finished with concrete and asphalt. The reason for this work was to re-establish the manhole which is used to maintain the sanitary sewer system. Please let me know if you have any questions. Mo Eichman – City of Tipp City Director of Utilities

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