Memphis Public Works Fixing Sinkhole Problem
(Memphis) A jackhammer may not be music to the ears, but it is the sound of success for Brooke Sprague.
”Yay!” she said.
She says she’s waited two weeks for the City to take responsibility and then fix the sinkhole at the edge of her property.
It’s a hole big enough to fit a grown man, and she feared it was dangerous enough to swallow a child, “It’s not just a hole. It goes under the street and everything.”
The City’s Environmental Maintenance Division under Public Works confirms that’s not the everyday-hole-in-the ground, it’s a sewer line that’s been ruptured and is sucking-in the earth.
Crews now have to dig-up the street, replace the line and connect it to the main sewer line in the road.
According to Public works officials, while crews are working on the fix, those living on Wilbec road, will not have any distruptions in service.
The sink hole should be fixed by Friday.
“Now my kids can ride their bikes wherever they want to,” said Sprague.