The City of Wood River is embarking on a manhole rehabilitation project. The idea is to fix the manholes that are failing around the city. By doing so, the hope is to eliminate the leaking, which can lead to sinkholes.

Public Services Director Steve Palen tells The Big Z this is something the city promised the citizens would happen when the rate increases were approved.

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Some of the manholes of most concern are in the Park Street area, as well as second and third Streets. The work will cost about $82,500, and the work will be done by Dependable Drain and Plumbing of Clinton, Iowa. The money is coming from the sewer fund.

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