Scottish waters They recently shared that they have been using drones and lasers to survey sewers, especially in areas that traditional survey methods cannot reach, in the hope of getting a more accurate view of the condition of sewers.
This, in turn, will make sewers more resilient, improve Scottish Water’s customer service, and reduce the risk of leaks, collapses and environmental pollution.
Replacing teams of 15 workers to just two workers using drone and light survey and measurement (LiDAR) technologies will reduce carbon emissions from sewer surveys by up to 80%, helping Scottish Water achieve its goal of Net Zero. carbon emissions by 2040.
In a move that uses drones intended to fly into sewers, effectively replacing workers in difficult and dangerous underground conditions, the innovative application of the two technologies will enable Scottish Water to survey its more than 33,000 miles of sewer network more accurately.
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