RED BANK, NJ: Using a lift to raise the heavy cast iron manhole covers, TAPinto Red Bank spoke with two employees of the Red Bank Water and Sewer Department earlier this week who were ensuring that the flow below was on the go.

Manhole covers typically weigh over 100 pounds, and the lift makes easy work of that.  “We’re out here checking out the sewers, making everything is running perfectly,” said Keenan Morin, Water and Sewer Operator.

“We’re checking manholes to make sure everything is flowing and there're no backups. If a backup is found, we typically trace back towards Broad Street.  Most problems are found on Broad because of the restaurants,” added Kevin Rogers, Water and Sewer Operator.

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It’s dedicated employees like Kevin and Keenan that work behind the scenes that keeps the fun flowing in Red Bank.  Next time you see their trucks stopped in the middle of the street, don’t be mad, give them a wave and say “Thank you!”

Now, let’s see how smart you are.

Q: Why are manhole covers round?


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