The latest addition to the fleet is our Video Van. This is a vital piece of equipment for the collection system operator. It is the eyes of the system. Cameras are used to inspect the inside of the collection system mains. It identifies proper cleaning, problem areas that need to be repaired, infestation of roots and the location of laterals for construction purposes.
Onboard Computer System
The onboard computer system records information on video or DVD. It tracks the footage between manholes and the location of laterals for input on the GIS mapping system. It keeps track of system cleaning and maintenance and produces work orders for system maintenance. Videoing of the system is also a requirement of the SSMP (PDF).