A Better View of the Future

A proactive approach to inspection and maintenance helps a small Colorado utility cut inflow & infiltration and sanitary sewer overflows.

A Better View of the Future

Bill Wolf (left) and Gary Link lower a camera tractor through a manhole to a sewer line for video inspection.

Frequent sanitary sewer overflows once plagued the city of Fruita, Colorado. As is often the case, one of the many factors contributing to the problem was inflow and infiltration.

But those chronic SSO issues are a thing of the past. The city has not had an incident in over a decade. It’s largely thanks to an ambitious staff of three, who take a proactive approach to maintaining the entire 74-mile collections system in the western Colorado city.

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