New $15,000 sewer camera essential gear

The City of Duncan will budget up to $15,000 to purchase a new sewer-inspection camera.

  • Feb. 26, 2016 3:00 p.m.

The City of Duncan will budget up to $15,000 to purchase a new sewer-inspection camera.

The City currently owns an inspection camera that was purchased in 2008.

That camera has reached the end of its useful life, requiring numerous repairs over the last few years and is no longer functioning.

An inspection camera is essential in determining where a blockage in a pipe might be and in determining the condition of the pipes themselves, which is especially important as city infrastructure ages, according to a City of Duncan staff report.

Performing a camera inspection of a blocked pipe ensures that staff know exactly where to dig, reducing excavation costs and time necessary to fix problems.