The first prototype of the Sewer Access Point Penetration Review Robot was trialled this week out at Western Water region in Bacchus Marsh.
The device is designed to probe the inner wall of the sewer access point, while the information gathered will be used to prioritise remedial repair works and understand the condition of these assets.
The Intelligent Water Neworks (IWN) are assisting Western Water with the trial, and this technology could be a massive benefit to the water sector. Western Water have over 20,000 sewer access points, so it’s important that they have a scientific way of evaluating their condition.
Success for the technology would result in lower costs for water authorities around Victoria, as any results from the trial will be shared across the Victorian Water industry.