Maintaining Sewer Infrastructure For You

Maintaining Sewer Infrastructure For You
Posted on 03/09/2021

City of Pullman Maintenance staff take pride in our ability to assess, diagnose, and prevent problems within our city infrastructure, including our Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Systems.  We have various tools and methods at our disposal. One of the most useful and versatile tools we employ is our sewer camera system.  We utilize the camera system for many functions of the overall maintenance of city sewer and stormwater structures.  The camera system is deployed as one tool to be used during the following scenarios: 

  • Sanitary Sewer backups, blockages, and overflows
  • To assist with reports of residential sewer problems, within the scope of inspecting city lines to ensure our systems are working appropriately
  • Inspection and evaluation of new construction service lines
  • Perform evaluations for city rehabilitation projects
  • Routine maintenance processes to provide general documentation of the overall system
  • Preventative maintenance measures include scheduled maintenance evaluations

The camera system is robust in its ability to navigate underground lines of varying types, sizes, and conditions. The sewer camera system is compact, which allows for deployment of the equipment from within the city’s sewer van vehicle, which was converted for this specialized use. The footage obtained through the camera system is integrated with software that allows for full documentation, and the seamless transfer of information within city departments.

The camera, and associated software system, provide us the ability to put our eyes on virtually every scenario, which in turn allows us to make informed decisions when it comes to maintaining our city infrastructure.  Utilizing the tools at our disposal, and working effectively at interdepartmental levels, we make informed decisions more quickly, and accurately, allowing us to be as effective as possible.

We appreciate the ability to provide improved and efficient customer service to all residents, business owners, and visitors to Pullman.  This is one of many ways our Maintenance crews are living our mission daily: Ensuring Strong Infrastructure for a Safe and Thriving Community.