Using their new CUES LAMP II lateral camera truck, the North Olmsted (OH) collections system crew is able to inspect not only the main sewer lines, but also shoot a camera sideways into the lateral lines, all the way to the “tee” where the customer’s lateral ties in. Take a look inside to see how the system works.

Collections system foreman Greg Peters explains that the lateral camera operates on a separate cable that can be launched into the lateral line, inspect the lateral, then retract back into the mainline camera unit. “It’s helped us a lot and taken us to another level,” Peters says. “While we can’t work on private property, we can respond to their problems. We’ll take up to 250 calls a year, and TV about 150 laterals a year.

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