Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page -

MAN­JIMUP has an un­fa­mil­iar crit­ter crawl­ing around its waste­water sys­tem and it has a job to do.

As part of a Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion pro­gram, a re­mote-con­trolled cam­era is be­ing used in un­der­ground pipes in Man­jimup to pro­vide an as­sess­ment of the waste­water sys­tem.

Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion South West re­gional man­ager John Janssen said the cam­era would al­low tech­ni­cians to iden­tify any ar­eas in need of main­te­nance.

“Man­jimup’s waste­water sys­tem has been de­vel­oped and ex­tended over decades and the video in­spec­tion will al­low us to see the con­di­tion of more than 15km of pipes,” he said.

“To in­spect the pipes, the video cam­era – equipped with lights and mounted on a re­mote-con­trolled ve­hi­cle – is low­ered into the waste­water main via an ac­cess cham­ber.”

Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion pro­ject man­ager Ben Col­bran said the tech­nol­ogy was used in metropoli­tan ar­eas but it was the first time a ma­jor in­spec­tion had been held in the South West.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

All Pipe Tech­nolo­gies CCTV op­er­a­tor An­drew Cooke and CCTV off-sider Shaun Deer­ing and Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion pro­ject man­ager Ben Col­bran work on the re­mote-con­trolled cam­era used to check the con­di­tion of the un­der­ground waste­water pipes.

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