Sewer repair, across the board, it could be said, are one of the most hated jobs. If it is hated by the consumer, just think how much it is reviled by those who have to do the sewer repair work. Speaking subjectively and in layman’s terms, this could explain why sewer repair, salvage and maintenance work is often neglected, much to the detriment of public infrastructural networks, paving the way for damaging destruction and disastrous consequences. No stretch of the imagination is required to fathom this. Picture this. It is the middle of winter and one of the worst storms in living memory just happens to break out.
As a result, some of the worst flooding imaginable occurs. But the flooding is not so much as a result of natural consequences. It is more to do with man-made neglect and ineptitude. The cities’ sewerage networks are damaged, blocked with accumulated waste, and subsequently unable to cope with the sudden rush of water. Perhaps the work was neglected and placed on the back burner for as long as possible because it was downright dirty, unpleasant and even dangerous. But do remember the old saying. He who hesitates. No matter now because custodians of public institutions are coming around to the idea of trenchless sewer repair.
This is a specialized, advanced and highly developed process of work. It has been in the making for a number of years already, originally developed by a small team of plumbing experts. They came around to the innovation that in order to repair a damaged sewer, no one man needed to go down that dreaded manhole. In his place a digital camera was lowered. Above the ground, all unfolding events could be monitored in relative safety.