Manhole replacement, repair takes place in Georgetown’s Historic District

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014

scott harper

If you have driven through Georgetown’s Historic District in the past couple of weeks, you have probably seen the manhole work taking place that has caused some detours. The engineering firm, URS of North Charleston and the contractor, Atlantic Coast Contractors, are replacing 16 sewer manholes and repairing about 175 others, said City Administrator Chris Carter. He said age, and the impacts of sewer gas has degraded the manholes. “Some have partially collapsed and that allows the infiltration of ground water into the sewer system. Keeping out extraneous groundwater is important so as not to pump nor treat rainwater or any water that is not effluent,” Carter said. The cost of the project is nearly $417,000 and the work is expected to be complete next month.

– Scott Harper/Times

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