In our ever-changing world the work of the municipal engineer is becoming more and more complex. The legislation and rules covering our underground environment are also becoming more and more complex. At all times when any form of excavation, be it small or large is required the municipal engineer has a complex problem to deal with. It is with this in mind that the municipal engineer needs make sure that a complete and accurate search is made for underground infrastructure prior to any works.
The current challenges
We offer the municipal engineers a range of products to handle their task of locating buried utilities, finding lost valve box and manhole covers, locating street lighting, finding sheath faults in power and street lighting cables, and inspecting the interior of laterals and small diameter sewer main lines. With the free VM-MAP software the municipalities can create detailed maps of buried utilities and sewer lines complete with GPS coordinates.
The locators and cameras systems from Vivax-Metrotech allows the user to:
- Fault-find power cables and tracer wire
- Locate valve boxes and paved over manholes
- Inspect sewer lines from three to 8-inches
- Create detailed maps of buried utilities
- Upload data from the locator into their GIS systems