Our street is getting the crap torn out of it. The gas lines are being replaced. Every house with a manhole cover is getting the yard torn up.
We have two houses per meter. So the manhole covers (with the water meter) skip every other yard. I feel so bad for the neighbors with those damn things in their yard. The guy two houses down has huge dozer tracks in his yard. Half his yard is ripped to shreds. I didn’t realize until now that the Gas pipe follows the water.
Thank the Lord I lucked out and got a house that didn’t have a manhole cover. I do have a sewer/storm drain manhole in the backyard along the fence. They come by several times a year to pump it out. But, that doesn’t damage anything.
If you’re buying a house. Pay attention. Notice if there’s one in your front yard. Eventually, there will be dozers digging up the yard. You can kiss all your hard work on the grass goodbye. I pay chem lawn several hundred bucks a year for a nice yard.
Yes, the gas company will throw down some dried out sod. Guess who has to work his ass off watering it and trying to get it established? Yup, the property owner.