New Castle County, Delaware launched an SL-RAT program and is working with regulators like the EPA to validate acoustic technology. They are now capable of using the SL-RAT to meet their 500-mile mandated annual inspection requirements. Since the SL-RAT is much faster and affordable than cleaning or CCTVing a pipe segment, acoustic inspection can help stretch resources and focus cleaning efforts.
We’ve overcome a big hurdle with the EPA and our state regulator. They now view the SL-RAT analysis as contributing to our 500-miles-per-year cleaning requirement. We’ve proven to them that the pipe is free-flowing.
-Robert Roff, Operations Services Manager
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