"I'm sure we have some drainage problems somewhere," Clemente concedes. "If it's happening in the county, regardless of who's doing it, we're going to weld the manholes shut." Besides Hialeah, Clemente says, he's sending his surveillance crews out to areas of "chronic drainage problems," including West Miami and the City of Miami. "We sense [the removal of manhole covers] is a practice occurring where there isn't adequate drainage," he explains. "It's not only public officials.We also know of private citizens going out and pulling manhole covers.