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  2. An important maintenance activity District operations employees perform is closed-circuit television inspections of sanitary sewer mains. This activity provides a detailed evaluation of the condition of every sewer main owned by the District.
    In October the District purchased a replacement for a unit owned since 1998. The new inspection van includes a self propelled color camera which travels down the sewer main and evaluates several factors including, but not limited to, service connections, root intrusion, structural integrity, and flow characteristics.
    Information gathered during sewer inspections is input into a maintenance database. This data is used to compare current inspections with past inspections and dictates whether further maintenance and/or repairs are necessary. These inspections are also recorded on a DVD and used in conjunction with the inspection reports for evaluation.
    This maintenance activity is one of the most important functions performed by the District. Results of the inspections are a valuable tool to prevent sanitary sewer overflows and backups into customers’ basement.
    If you are interested in learning more about the District’s closed-circuit inspection program, have general questions, or would like to view the new equipment, please call Scott Hand, Operations Supervisor at 303-979-2333.