US: Residents of Auburn (US) should see city crews out in force this summer taking a proactive approach to assessing storm water and waste water systems. The grant will pay for the software, hardware and training needed to develop this GIS system.
The project, which involves obtaining GIS coordinates for sewer leads, manholes and catch basins, is part of a $983,000 grant the city received from the state to develop and implement an asset and management plan for sanitary and storm water management.
Much of the work will be performed by Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering and the Auburn Department of Public Works. All of the city’s storm and sanitary mains will be cleaned, with cameras used to find problem areas such as roots and collapsed pipes. Smoke testing will be conducted to detect areas of infiltration of storm water into the sanitary system.
Source: Midland Daily News