A City of Atlanta manhole without its cover. The cast iron manhole covers are a popular target for thieves who steal them and sell them for scrap.
Photo: Kimberly Smith
Photo: Kimberly Smith

Manholes in Powder Springs will be mapped

The Powder Springs City Council agreed 5-0 Monday to inventory, inspect and map an extra 700 to 900 manholes for $101,500 to $130,500.

Woolpert Inc. will be paid $145 for each manhole. Already, the companyt has been paid $203,000 for 1,400 manholes.

In all, Woolpert is being paid $304,500 to $333,500 for the estimated 2,100 to 2,300 manholes.

All of this information will be added to the city’s Geographic Information System.

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