Paint around manholes part of sewer study project

By Nick Gosnell
August 13, 2014

If you see green paint around a manhole cover in McPherson, don't be alarmed. It's part of surveying work the McPherson City Public Works Department is doing to assist in a sewer capacity study being conducted by Benesch and Company in the East side of McPherson on the City's behalf.

City Administrator Nick Gregory told Mid Kansas Online, "We're trying to figure out how we're going to get all of our sewer to the plant, because we're starting to have some capacity issues that direction."

The issues are being caused by increased industrial development in the area.

The green paint means that an elevation has been taken on that particular manhole. The purpose is to make sure that City staff only measures each affected manhole once. After the study's completion, the paint will be washed off.