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New technology to help Peoria spot damaged sewer pipes

The City of Peoria is launching a new program this spring to better monitor the health of its storm sewer pipes.  The City Council last month approved a television camera program that gives staff a visual look at pipes to identify cracks or damage.  Peoria City Engineer Scott Reeise says viewing the inside of a pipe is also more financially efficient:

“Try to catch those small failures when they’re cheaper to fix, versus waiting until a hole in a road opens up and then it’s a more costly repair.”

Reeise says the technology cost about $160,000.  He says the goal is to eventually view the entire city’s storm sewer pipes every three to four years.