CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The City of Clearwater is taking steps to keep sewer fees low for taxpayers Friday.
The problem was storm water and ground water were seeping into the sewer system; putting more strain on area sewage plants.
Crews were going around repairing and lining about three dozen manholes with polyurethane in different areas of Clearwater Beach.
A spokesperson for the city told ABC Action News that lining the manholes would also help when a hurricane or tropical storm came through the area, which would inundate sewage treatment facilities with excess water.
Crews are expected to continue working on the manholes through mid-October.