Manhole cover repairs will continue - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Manhole cover repairs will continue

A manhole overflows near Scott Drive in Valdosta earlier this year A manhole overflows near Scott Drive in Valdosta earlier this year
David Frost David Frost
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The city of Valdosta is looking big and small to help solve their sewage problems. One of the small items is replacing and repairing manholes.  

The city of Valdosta has agreed with the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection Division to replace at least 60 manholes per year.

So far the city has identified 120 manholes in need of repair or replacing out of the roughly 50% of the city's manholes that they have surveyed. City council has approved the third phase of the project, allowing for work on 38 of the 120 manholes.  New manhole covers will not solve all of Valdosta's sewage problems, but it should help reduce the amount of problems.    

"Repairing or replacing these manholes will be a major step towards solving the inflow and infiltration problems that we have," said Assistant Valdosta Utilities Director David Yost.

The city will work on 22 more manholes in the next phase of the project, which will start sometime later this year, for the required total of 60 manholes per year.   

The entire project of inspecting and repairing all of the city's manhole covers is expected to be completed in December of 2018.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Spring allergies sweep Southwest GA

    Spring allergies sweep Southwest GA

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:27 AM EST2018-02-23 12:27:44 GMT
    Theck said trees blooming are the main culprit for spring pollens right now (Source: WALB)Theck said trees blooming are the main culprit for spring pollens right now (Source: WALB)

    You've no doubt noticed that green or yellow dust filling the air, and piling up on homes, cars, and almost everywhere.

    More >>

    You've no doubt noticed that green or yellow dust filling the air, and piling up on homes, cars, and almost everywhere.

    More >>
  • Americus neighborhood remembers man killed in shooting

    Americus neighborhood remembers man killed in shooting

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:22 PM EST2018-02-23 04:22:05 GMT
    Candles were lit to honor Lynwood at the vigil. (Source: WALB)Candles were lit to honor Lynwood at the vigil. (Source: WALB)

    A community is mourning the loss of one of its own after a deadly shooting in Americus on Saturday.

    More >>

    A community is mourning the loss of one of its own after a deadly shooting in Americus on Saturday.

    More >>
  • New tennis facility coming to Lee County

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-02-23 04:06:04 GMT
    New Tennis Courts are being built on Starksville Avenue in Lee County. (Source: WALB)New Tennis Courts are being built on Starksville Avenue in Lee County. (Source: WALB)
    New Tennis Courts are being built on Starksville Avenue. (SourceNew Tennis Courts are being built on Starksville Avenue. (Source

    The Lee County tennis courts on Fire Tower Road will soon be a thing of the past. 

    More >>

    The Lee County tennis courts on Fire Tower Road will soon be a thing of the past. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly