Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Assessing Damage to Sewer Systems Using Sewer Inspection Equipment

Sewer lines are prone to issues such as deterioration, blockages and structural collapse. One innovative way of evaluating a system’s condition is via closed-circuit television (CCTV) technology. Lyttle Service Co. describes in their blog how sewer inspection equipment can greatly minimize guesswork and risk. Efficiency Today’s technological advancements in audio-video recording have paved the way for cameras that can provide real-time footage of a sewer system’s condition, thereby assisting contractors in formulating repair strategies. The common types of cameras are pipeline inspection gauge (PIG) mounted cameras (attached to the cleaning gauges on a swiveling head), push cameras (cameras that are lowered and pushed into laterals) and crawler cameras (remote-controlled camera-mounted vehicles).

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Vactor Truck Rental or Purchase Could Save the Day

Back in June of 2012, The Epoch Times staff Zachary Stieber filed a report about a citywide sewer cleanup that took place with Vactor truck rental units in New York. Debris collected for the project was enough to fill up three Olympic-sized swimming pools. This served as a wake-up call for New Yorkers to be cautious about what they throw down the drain. Flood-free project The sewer cleanup will continue over several years, along with other cleanup efforts as part of an overall green infrastructure upgrade representing $5 billion in public and private investment. The plan was initiated because the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) surveyed 136 miles of large interceptor sewers using a floating sonar device and discovered that around one-fifth of the sewers needed extensive cleaning.