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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Municipality Using Robots To Inspect For Sewer Leaks

Robots Invade Kansas City's Sewers

A fleet of eight small robots is mapping Kansas City's sewers in hopes of preventing future leaks

Erin Carson | August 1, 2016

Urban legends tell of all kinds of creatures in city sewers -- giant rats, alligators, even talking, anthropomorphic turtles.
What's living in the sewers in Kansas City, Missouri, sounds equally fantastic, though it's totally real. Kansas City's Water Services has a fleet of robots in its sewer system.
The robots, which are equipped with cameras, are tasked with mapping the entire system.

"This robot spends its time in the sewer looking for problems with pipes." Source:
[Click on link for video] "KC Water maintains 2,800 miles of sewer main. Laid end to end, that’s roughly the distance from New York City to Los Angeles. “We run a remote television camera from manhole to manhole, making a video of the sewer main. We use that data to assess the condition of that particular sewer main segment. It helps us prioritize the repairs that are needed to our sanitary sewer collection system,” says Andy Shively, KC Water Engineering Officer." Source;

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