By David Slone
Wastewater Treatment Utility Manager Brian Davison said a woman emailed him after she had accidentally flushed her wedding ring down the toilet at work.
“We went out with our cameras and ran the camera up the sewer and we found the wedding ring up where they have a flow meter in the sewer line. We were able to recover the wedding ring for her and get it back to her,” he said after Friday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.
On Tuesday, workers opened up all the nearby manhole lids but didn’t see it. Then on Wednesday, they went out with a camera crew and within an hour found it.
Davison said he received a text during Wednesday’s department head meeting that the crew had found the ring and returned it to her.
Board of Works member George Clemens commented, “That’s very awesome that Wastewater took the time to go out there and make this lady’s day, save her precious wedding ring.”