Using CUES to see all the way to the "tee"

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.

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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