Can Pink Manhole Covers Deter Theft?

Municipalities sometimes resort to unconventional means to keep its metal infrastructure from ending up at the scrapyard.
Can Pink Manhole Covers Deter Theft?
With thefts on the rise, the City of Danville, Virginia, has painted its manhole covers pink, like the one shown here, so the covers are easily identifiable if thieves attempt to turn in the metal for scrap.

The theft of manhole covers seems to occur in waves. Rising steel prices tend to encourage the theft of manhole covers and associated metal infrastructure. At the same time, economic hardship sometimes encourages thieves to target manhole covers as an easy mark, even when scrap...

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