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Call 811 from anywhere in Florida two full business days before digging, and your call will be routed to us. Tell the operator where you're planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utility companies will be notified about your intent to dig. In a couple days, they'll send a locator to mark the approximate location of underground lines, pipes and cables in your yard, so you'll know what's below - and be able to dig safely

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Wastewater Line Maintenance

Remote Camera

This remote camera allows us to inspect the inside of sewer pipes to look for blockages and other problems. When those are found, we can pinpoint exactly where the problem is. This speeds up the repair.

A remote camera lowered into the sewer lines is used to view the inside of sewer lines. Images are sent to the TV control room.

TV Control Room

Looking over the shoulder of the operator in the TV control room, they can see and copy the images from the remote camera.

Roots Blocking A Pipe

A view inside of a sewer line shows roots blocking the pipe and normal flow. This condition is common in areas where trees are growing on top of shallow sewer lines. Roots will serve as a source to collect other debris and can cause additional blockages in the line preventing the normal flow of wastewater in the pipe.

Cutting Away The Roots 

The remote camera is used to view the operation, line up the cutter and verify that the roots have been removed. Here is a picture taken from by the camera and viewed inside a special vehicle with a TV control room where the operator can see and copy the images from the remote camera. This cutter will rotate like a boring drill and cut the roots from the line. 

After The Roots Are Cut

The final picture from the camera after the roots have been cut. As can be seen, the pipe will now allow normal sewer flow through the pipe thus eliminating or reducing the amount of other debris that will catch on the roots and prevent possible blockages in this pipe.