Step 1. Walk over and scold the teenage boys for knocking the protective covering into the sewer.
Step 2. Call local utility company to tell them that it's very dangerous to have an exposed sewer entrance where everyone walks.
Step 3. Local utility company comes out and says it's not their problem, and leaves.
Step 4. Deputy shows up at the door to ask me where the "hole in the middle of the road is"... I explain that it's not in the middle of the road, and show her where it is.
Step 5. Deputy calls local utility company and makes them come back out to put a "danger" sign up by the hole.
Step 6. (Which I have not yet done) Call the county storm-water people and explain the whole damned thing again.