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Clearwater working to keep sewer fees low; repair sewage manholes

Crews will work on the manholes through October
Posted: 4:09 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 17:53:50-04
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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.