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Alexandria To Address Flooding Using Manhole Inserts, Seeks Contractor for Project

Manhole inserts will be placed underneath manhole covers. (City of Alexandria)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria is working to address flooding issues around town. A new step will be the installation of inserts inside 870 manholes. City leaders are seeking a contactor for the job, according to the latest Flood Action Alexandria newsletter.

The inserts are pan-shaped devices placed directly under manhole covers. Made of stainless steel, the inserts have a hole that drains stormwater into the sewer, keeping “inflow from gushing” into it, the newsletter reads.

A map available on the city’s Sanitary Infrastructure website shows where the inserts will be placed. Also available are details about about other projects and how residents can help.

This project is reported to be one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce inflow into the city sewer system.

A start date for the project has not been determined.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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