What is Storm water CCTV?

Storm water CCTV is a remote visual inspection and video recording of the inside of a storm water pipe looking for defects that would not comply with local authority codes or would cause problems or premature failure or collapse of the pipeline.

CCTV is made up of a range of advanced technologies including robotics, software, and HD cameras to identify defects or problems inside of pipes. The camera is transported on tractor cameras or rafts, depending on flow levels.


Why do we need CCTV of stormwater lines?

We need CCTV storm water line inspections to satisfy authorities, corporations and councils. These assets are handed over to authorities and are required to have been designed, built and installed to a technical specification giving the pipeline a long service life, free of defects.

CCTV inspection of a storm water asset is looking for traces of root intrusions, earthquake damage, pipe cracking, displaced joints, corrosion, deterioration, accidental puncturing surface damage, and severe blockages. All of these defects would stop a pipeline from complying with local codes.

Closed Circuit Television operators and reports must conform to the code of practice: Conduit Inspection Reporting Code of Australia, Version 4.1 as it demonstrates the clear and specific rules to apply to CCTV inspections. The code is known to establish a uniform coding system for recording and comparing the inspection of conduits and maintenance structures, and also to ensure that every operator uses the mandatory and informative terms to record CCTV inspections. You can find a copy of the code at WSA 05-2020 Conduit Inspection Reporting Code of Australia Version 4.1 .

How do we do stormwater CCTV inspections?

A storm water CCTV inspection is done using what is known as a tractor camera. The tractor camera, depending on configuration, has four to six wheels, is all-wheel-drive and weighs around ten to fifteen kilo’s. They can be fitted with with a high definition pan, rotate, zoom camera, a laser distance measure and very powerful led lights to produce crystal clear video images that are processed using state of the art equipment producing a clear and accurate report on the state of the pipe.

The tractor camera also measures grade with extremely high accuracy. These systems are continually being updated. These days, it is possible to do vertical inspections and even get rafts or boats for pipeline’s that have a very high flow. These camera systems are water proof to ten meters and are very expensive to build and maintain.