New Castle County to prevent sewage overflows using sound waves
From WDEL 101.7FM report on New Castle County’s adoption of the SL-RAT
“New Castle County will soon deploy acoustic inspection technology to detect sewer line blockages. It detects sewer line blockages through sound waves, and can help workers find and clean blockages before a sewage overflow….
“This specific technology allows us to determine whether sewer lines need to be cleaned or not,” said County Operation Services Manager Robert Roff. “Right now when the county goes into a neighborhood to clean the collector system, we clean every single line segment”