Case Studies: Location and Leak Detection

Case Studies: Location and Leak Detection

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Sewer inspection system helps city reduce inflow and infiltration 

Problem: About 10 years ago, the city of Bedford, Indiana, struggled to maintain its stormwater and sewer systems. Many of Bedford’s pipes were defunct or filled with debris and addressing overflows and I&I were major challenges. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management threatened to ban Bedford from adding new pipes to its systems if action wasn’t taken to repair its failing infrastructure. 

Solution: The city purchased a ROVVER X sewer inspection crawler from Envirosight and soon invested in additional equipment, including the Quickview airHD zoom camera, a second ROVVER X crawler, a ROVVER X SAT lateral launch system, and a custom-designed inspection vehicle. The department also put together a monitoring system to keep its maintenance crew on track. The crew divided 79 miles of pipe into two sections. Every day they pick up where they left off, documenting defects and other issues. 

Result: With the new equipment at its disposal and a monitoring system in place, the city could identify areas in serious need of repair or rehab work. “In these last few years, they have basically been going line by line televising, doing reports, repairs and just getting everything lined out,” says Charles Parsley with Best Equipment, Envirosight’s regional sales partner. “Bedford is a small community, yet they bought this box truck with everything. It’s Middle America and everyone has the same problems they do, but they are acting on it and getting the work done.” 866-348-6071;


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