More than 1,900 kilometres of drains across the municipality are managed by the City of Greater Geelong.

Drainage inspections begin in Geelong

February 13, 2020 BY

THE condition of stormwater pipes in the greater Geelong region are being assessed through a series of images taken by underground CCTV cameras this month.

More than 1,900 kilometres of drains across the municipality are managed by the City of Greater Geelong, with crews locked in to inspect about 2,000 pipe segments over 50 kilometres of the drainage network.

The inspections – which are part of an annual program – are expected to take up to four months to complete.

Cr Anthony Aitken, chair of council’s parks, gardens and city services program, said the City of Greater Geelong performed annual inspections to understand the health of the region’s pipe system.

“I am sure members of our community over 50 are familiar with the annual inspections their human pipes require. Well, the city’s stormwater pipes are no different.”

Geelong mayor Stephanie Asher said the data collected would help the city identify areas for improvement and provide detailed information to support decisions surrounding resources and funding.

Residents may observe crews accessing stormwater pits to carry out the inspections.

Measures such as road signage and traffic control will be used to ensure the safety of workers and the public in the immediate area.

Located within roads, reserves and easements, the stormwater drainage system is made up of pipes, pits, channels, flood retarding basins and litter
traps.