In the time it would take you to get a coffee at Starbucks, you could have a clear photo of your community’s storm or sanitary sewer main.
With the introduction of the new haloptic quick view camera, you can quickly and cost-effectively inspect your sanitary and storm sewers to identify structural and maintenance issues and identify sewers that should receive closed-circuit televising (CCTV) and cleaning.
This piece of equipment combines an optical zoom camera with a haloptic light source that projects a halo shaped column of light conforming to the sewer main. The result is clear, digital video of conditions as far as 175 feet into an 8-inch sewer.
Using the pole camera to perform sewer inspections, will allow you to:
- View a “real time” snapshot of your storm and/or sanitary sewer mains.
- Identify and isolate a problem area.
- Bypass the need to contact a costly CCTV company to clean and televise mains that may not be part of the problem.
- Plan and prepare for future maintenance and rehabilitation projects.
Check out this video clip which identifies a partially collapsed sewer main at a 90° bend in the City of Beech Grove's sanitary sewer system.
For a more updated version of this blog post, please review Performing Quick and Economical Sewer Inspections, which includes advantages and disadvantages of the pole camera.