You have a thing about drains, don't you Kiwi?
lol perhaps. But they are a very important part of our infrastructure. After the Canterbury earthquake, a lot of people still don't have proper sewerage disposal, and it makes for quite a problem.
Funny reading your post...I'm still on the tail end of January! :-) And still snow bound!
Nearly February for you. And then I am sure you will start spotting a few bulbs poking their heads through to check out the weather.
Not until March for sure! Michèle