By JULIE E. GREENE
A Hagerstown woman thinks there are angels watching over the city's sewer system.
Water Pollution Control crews returned a 21/2-carat diamond ring worth several thousand dollars to the woman after checking the sewer pipes for three weeks, said George Fischer, collection system superintendent.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she lost the ring in September after she accidentally flushed it down a toilet at work. She had cleaned the ring and left it to dry in some toilet paper, then forgetting what it was, flushed it, she said.
After discovering a plumber couldn't help, the woman called the Water Pollution Control Department, which put a screen across the sewage pipe leaving the business.