Uncovering some earthy winter truths



“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” —   Alfred Austin

Municipal maintenance crews were out and about raising not only manhole covers but public curiosity as they drove from site to site inspecting the condition of the structures below. Later in the month cleaning crews and large vacuum trucks will remove the leaves, debris and sand that had gathered there during the winter months.

In many cities and town strong, blustery spring winds blow leaves, debris and rock particles from winter sanding operations freely up and down unprotected streets, avenues and traffic routes.

This free ranging refuse eventually takes up residence beneath man-hole covers, sewer openings and opened ended grates.

Left to its own devices the litter could clog up and congest the outlets the municipalities have installed to allow rain water to be cleared from city streets.

The two-man inspection crews make their rounds in early spring and late autumn to  ensure that the drainage systems will work unimpeded and as planned.




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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

2 Comments on Uncovering some earthy winter truths

  1. What a great photo and it so nice to know these hard working individuals are taking such good care of us! Thank you for sharing this gc. 🙂


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