Despite how beautiful my residential neighborhood is; the fact remains that it is an older neighborhood. It’s hard to tell because everyone, myself included keep their home in its best shape. My home, for example, was built over 60 years ago and despite being in very good condition. I was going to need a new sewer system. Throughout my house water was flooding and discovered from the city, that there was a problem in our neighborhood sewer pipes and they would need to come and clean it.
I am unsure of the details but my city had to come and dislodge the sewer systems in our neighborhood. Pretty much, there needed to be a sewer cleaning to keep all of our systems safe and sanitary. All I worried about was the smell. I mean, we are talking about a whole neighborhood worth of sewer; it can’t be too pleasant. All I can think about is the smell and if the whole day I need to be stuck in my house while the city fixes the sewer problem. That morning before I could even start my morning coffee with my little pets when the tucks came pouring in from Vac-Con.
The men, I supposed they are called technicians sealed off a portion of the street so their vacuum truck can come and check out our sewer system. It was a massive truck that took up most of the road space, so the houses that were blocked by the trucks were pretty stuck there until the city was done with the sewer. My house was one of those that were blocked by the massive truck. That was fine. It was the weekend, so I didn’t have much planned for the day. Instead, I spent the day enjoying television surrounded by my pets. I guess I could have gone outside, but I was scared of smelling neighborhood sewer pipes. That just wasn’t my thing.
I am sure that today modern sewer cleaning is much more sanitary and much less gross than it was back in day. I can’t imagine how it used to be for the sewage cleaners in the olden day. I am sure that people had to manually clean those pipes themselves. Apparently the problem we were having was tree roots that were growing into our sewer. That means the technicians have to cut out the tree roots, but they no longer have to go into the sewers to do this. Luckily today, the sewer men can use cameras to lower into the pipes and robot tools that can cut through the debris and woods and clear it away. All that means is that its sanitary for everyone such as the workers and the people living around the sewers.
The city were done with our sewer pipes in about an hour and half and left. The city returned back to normal and all the water in my house, and the houses of my neighbors went down. It’s crazy how you don’t pay attention to what is going on behind the curtains until it stops working.