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Wastewater Takes Delivery of New Camera Van

March 24, 2017

The purchase of a new camera van for Wastewater was approved by Council on October 4, 2016. Wastewater took delivery of this new vehicle on March 6, 2017.

The camera van is used to visually inspect the inside of our sewer lines, to locate lateral lines, and is very important to preventive maintenance, as well as maintaining our sewer infrastructure. 

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The old van was a 2008 model. Wastewater was having issues with the vehicle and it stayed in the shop being worked on more than they were able to use it. This is detrimental to the operations of the Wastewater Street Crew.

The new van has GPS capabilities. When working in an area, Wastewater can GPS manholes and add to our mapping system on the spot. This is a huge benefit to the new vehicle and to keeping an accurate inventory of our sewer lines/infrastructure. It is a smaller vehicle, which makes it more maneuverable and easier to handle. We have a highly specialized, talented crew and this new tool assists them in getting the job done well!

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Operators station.

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Tractor & camera that go into the sewer line feeding back visual data to the operator.

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Different view of the operator's station. They view the visual feed on these monitors.

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Vincent DeRamus is getting ready to install the camera into the sewer line.

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James Coburn is sitting at the operator's station.

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Rear view of inside of camera van.

This crew does a great job. They inspect an average of 75,000 feet of sewer line each year. The vehicle cost the City $174,725 and was purchased from Aries Industries, Inc.

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