What is the purpose of manhole covers?
The manholes circular metal lid usually located in the middle (sometimes to the side) of the street are for access to the sanitary sewer main. Only authorized city personnel can remove the manhole cover and enter the manhole.

Please ensure the manhole covers on your property are clearly visible and easily accessible at all times. Please do not bury them or disguise them. Your assistance in keeping these areas clear will save valuable time when crews are repairing or maintaining the lines.

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1. Sewage is backing up into my house, who should I call or what should I do?
2. There is a sewer odor in my house, what should I do?
3. What causes a sanitary sewer to backup?
4. What kinds of problems do fats, oils and grease (FOG) cause?
5. What is the purpose of manhole covers?
6. If I notice missing, damaged, or noisy manhole covers (loose fitting) what do I do?
7. What is a sanitary sewer?
8. What is a lift station?
9. What is a storm sewer?