Am I allowed to open a manhole cover myself?

No. It is not permitted for anyone other than City personnel to lift or tamper with a manhole cover for any reason. Open manholes left unattended could present a severe danger to the public. If you see a missing manhole cover please immediately contact the Wastewater Division at 508-532-6060.

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1. Where can I find a list of the City of Framingham's Licensed Drainlayers? How do I become a Licensed Drainlayer?
2. What do I do if I see sewage in my house, yard, or in the street?
3. Who is responsible for my sewer service?
4. How do I know if I have a sewer blockage?
5. How can I protect myself from sewer blockages?
6. What is okay to flush down my toilet?
7. What is NOT okay to put in the sewer system?
8. Can I connect my sump pump to the sewer?
9. What do I do if a City manhole cover is making noise, visibly damaged, or missing?
10. Am I allowed to open a manhole cover myself?