City of Red Deer and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association are promoting the safe disposal of medications to protect Red Deer’s waterways. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer residents reminded to be aware of open catch basins, manhole covers

The City of Red Deer has been receiving a more than usual number of complaints about missing or open manhole covers and catch basins.

As a result, the city is reminding residents to report such incidents if they see them.

When manhole covers or catch basins are removed, it poses a risk to drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and anyone using the roadway or green space, the city said in a news release Monday.

Anyone who notices a grate or cover is missing or being tampered with, is asked to call 403-342-8750 immediately to report it.

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