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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ditch Digging


Bruce Crate and the city of Ottawa public works crew were digging ditches in the neighbourhood this week. They dig about a ten inch trench, then lay a fabric coated pipe, and finally, neatly backfill with some gravel over the top. This is done to prevent stagnant water and assist the flow of run-off water in the rainy seasons. They even sprinkle grass seed in any patches that need it.

(as linked on Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival!)

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