13 February 2014

Storm Sewer Babe

Storm Sewer Drain Cover, Charleston, S.C.
Not too shabby for a storm sewer drain cover.

Many years ago I fell in one down by White Point Gardens. The round over was loose and I was marching along quickly. I stepped on it, it flipped up and I fell in. I had nasty gashes on my legs and was lucky I didn't break both of them. I was able to get out and when I got home I called the city to report it so it wouldn't happen to someone else. A lady answered the phone and with a lazy drawl said, "you sound like you're alright". Yup. I could have snapped both my legs off but because I could talk she wasn't impressed.

I've been a little wary of these sewer covers ever since but this is a pretty one.