Murray stormwater drainage system in need of updates
Murray Public Works is tackling aging stormwater drainage systems before they become a bigger expense. The Street Division at Murray Public Works is visiting neighborhoods to patch up or install new stormwater drainage systems.
Street Department Superintendent Ron Allbritten said many people don’t think about a city’s infrastructure because, unless there’s a problem, you don’t see it.
“I notice infrastructure when it’s in my yard, in my city street, but most people, we don’t think about the infrastructure of the city as a whole,” Allbritten said.
Workers use a Ques Crawler Camera System to find out problems with pipes instead of making a mess.
“We are not disturbing anything in there. We are able to get in there and get our eyes right on the spot,” Allbritten said.
Instead of using an excavator and digging, which takes about three days, they can use the camera and find pipe problems within hours.
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Projects are covered by a $1.50 storm water fee per household, which isn’t enough to cover every update. Oakley said it’s below the national average: $3.84.