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Loose Manhole cover

There is a loose manhole on a street cover near our house. Cars going over it make a very loud clanking noise. This will be a test of PG County Government efficiency.

A. How hard is it to find who to contact about this?
  1. A google search "prince george county government" takes us quickly to
  2. PG county where a top menu option takes us to
  3. Government and a easily naviagble side menu takes us to
  4. Department of Public Works and Transportation where though there is no option for a "loose manhole cover" there are things to do with roadways. I decided that "drainage" would be most appropriate since these dudes should have the tool set to open (and perhaps replace) manhole covers.
  5. Office of Highway Maintenance's (OHM) Customer Service Office at (301) 499-8520 seems to be the people to contact.
B. Does this work?
Yes! I get patched through to a operator who takes the details of the loose manhole lid and gives me a confirmation number.

All done over lunch, say 15min tops starting cold. So far, I'm happy to be paying taxes to PG County.

Now lets see how long the business end takes.


  1. That is very efficient. of course if a crew doews not show up for a couple of weeks it would seem for naught.


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