CARTERVILLE, MO.--- The City of Carterville makes some necessary changes to its sewer system. Five manhole covers that provide access to the sewer lines were deteriorating. According to workers, hydrogen sulfide gas was destroying the manholes. Crews were able to place fiberglass and cloth with epoxy resin, which will adhere to the existing manholes. This will serve as a new liner for the sewer. It's similar to the system in use in the City of Carthage.
"Bypass pumping cost is tremendous and it's a big liability that's associated with it for flooding or the sewer getting out and getting on the ground. We don't have to worry about that with this method," said Mike Smith, Carterville Public Works Director.
The city paid for the sewer repairs with money that was left over from a bond. It cost about $4,000 to replace each 10 foot manhole.
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