VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The city of Valdosta took another step Monday in its efforts to continue to try to eliminate sewer overflows in the city.
Monday, work began to refurbish nine manholes in the 3100 block of N. Oak St. Ext. and the 2400 block of Bemiss Rd. The city had been working since 2012 to survey all of the nearly 6500 manholes in the city.
As of Monday, over 5700 have been surveyed and 110 had been refurbished or replaced. "They'll do a pre-inspection, find out exactly what it is they need to do to rehabilitate it. Usually, what they'll do is go in and re-crete it and also install a liner with it," said Valdosta Assistant Utilities Director David Frost, explaining the work that was going to be done to the manholes.
As of Monday, 21 more manholes were expected to be worked on over the next several weeks and 30 to 60 more manholes were scheduled to be worked on each year through 2018.