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Technology comes to Manjimup sewers

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

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.”

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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.

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