From the Decatur (Ala.) Daily of May 29, 2005 (Steve Stewart byline):
Cemetery with sewer
More than bodies are buried at the Athens City Cemetery.
John Stockton, head of the Water and Wastewater departments, said there is a sewer line under the graves that date to the 1800s.
"We've gotten flashlights and looked in the manholes and can't see the bottom," John said. "I have no idea how long that line has been there or why it was put there."