3 Common Dangers of Traditional Manhole Covers
Manholes aren’t just the secret entrance to the Ninja Turtles’ lair. Rather, manhole covers provide safety and concealment to sewer systems, utility vaults, valves, and so many other infrastructural municipal elements. Unfortunately, traditional manhole covers are not always safe or simple. In fact, they pose a number of dangers and risks for both the individuals maintaining them, but also cars and those who pass by them in the streets.
Here are three of the most common dangers associated with manhole covers:
As discussed in previous blog posts, manhole theft is a serious issue that takes place in the U.S. and beyond. In India, for example, more than 10,000 manhole covers were stolen from the city of Calcutta in one month. These were then replaced with replacement manholes made with concrete covers, which were also stolen.
Over time, manhole covers are susceptible to damage and because of this, require frequent maintenance. Failure to maintain and repair manhole covers can result in injury and accidents for pedestrians and maintenance workers alike.
Composite Manhole Covers to the Rescue
To combat the dangers and risks of traditional manhole covers, many choose composite manhole covers as replacement manholes. Unlike traditional manhole covers, composite manhole covers have no scrap value; this makes them exempt from the dangers of manhole theft. Composite manhole covers are also durable, able to last more than 30 years with little to no maintenance or repair. Additionally, these manhole covers are extremely lightweight, weighing 65% to 85% less than traditional manhole covers. This eliminates the risk of manhole events. Composite manhole covers are versatile, and are appropriate for drainage networks, water treatment plants, and various other kinds of underground facilities where access to sewage systems is needed.
Frequently asked questions
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It eliminates water going in and stops sewage water from gushing out
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