City repairing sewer line downtown

Jeff Robinson with the Grenada Water and Sewer Department digs with a track hoe at the corner of South Street and Line Street as Forrest Shuffield assists.

 Staff Writer

   The Grenada Water and Sewer Department dug up a section of road Tuesday at the intersection of South Street and Line Street to repair a sewer problem.
   A manhole cover, just in front of First Presbyterian Church, had begun to leak and allow rain water to seep into a main line of the sewage system, according to Superintendent Dale Ratliff.
   “The concrete seal on the manhole failed, letting water infiltrate,” said Ratliff. “That caused the asphalt to cave in. We dug it up, cleaned it out, resealed it and capped it with limestone,” he said.
   As soon as the limestone settles, the Grenada Street Department will pave over the cover, Ratliff said.
   “We ask the public to have patience with us as we do this work,” said Ratliff. “Please respect those guys out there working, slow down and give us a good, safe work zone,” he said.
   No customers experienced service interruptions because of the work, Ratliff said. 

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