Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pride of the Sewer System

sewer lid bellinghamSilver?! I didn’t know they made these in silver. I took this picture 2 days ago, and it’s been bugging me ever since. Why have I never seen these? I have so far come up with 4 possibilities:

1. Maybe there are lots of silver sewer covers and I just never paid attention.

2. Maybe they all start silver, and I’ve just never seen a new one.

3. Maybe the sewer people were all “screw bronze! let’s go for silver!”

4. Hey! Magical sewer!

I sent an email to the public works department, and they’ll be getting me the details soon. But in the meantime, I went searching for images of sewer covers from around the world. Awesome stuff out there! For my town, I think it’s time for a manhole revolution! I’m doing my part. I’ve just sent my second email to the Public Works department, asking if, after I die, I can have a Harris Avenue sewer lid for a tombstone. Now that’s a legacy!

Anyway, here are my favorites-

Saturn is on the outside. Uranus is on the inside

Jiminy Crapit!

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Birds on a sewer cover. Birds on a sever cover who? The only birds on a sewer cover in the history of sewer covers. That’s who.

don’t be fooled. it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Is this a sewer lid, or did a giant drop a quarter?

Royal flush!





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