Crews inspect city storm drain pipelines

March 30, 2009

By Staff

Crews began inspections of city storm drain pipes March 20 as part of an annual inspection of about 10,000 feet of pipeline. Using a specialized video camera, crews are scrutinizing the interiors of the pipes. The affected pipelines are located downtown between Northwest Dogwood Street and Sunset Way.

The inspections, conducted during the day, may cause brief traffic disruptions.

City officials awarded a $20,000 contract to Pro-Vac, of Puyallup, to conduct the inspections. Information gathered will be used to identify pipes and catch basins in need of repairs, city Public Works Engineering Director Bob Brock said. Repairs will be completed later this year.

Brock said the inspections allow officials to determine which pipes need repair or replacement. Repairs, in turn, can increase the lifetime of certain pipes.

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