Closed Curcuit Television Survey



Midland Drainage Services has the ability to fully survey drains and sewers. This is an effective way of inspecting the condition of drainage systems for a variety of reasons. We use two different types of camera systems; push rod cameras and / or mainline tractor systems.

Push Rod Cameras
Pushrod type camera units can survey pipe sizes from 40mm to 225mm diameter pipe work. These are progressed along the drainage manually, stopping as instances are identified. These are recorded and reported accordingly;
Mainline Systems;
Mainline cameras can survey drainage routes from 150mm up to 1500mm diameter and beyond. The camera unit is motorised and is progressed along the drainage route for inspection to be carried out. Our systems are equipped with full “Pan and Tilt” lens heads; the camera is stopped at a point of interest in the sewer and the camera lens rotated both horizontally and vertically to gain a close up vision of the facet of interest. The camera unit is also equipped with a 10 x optical zoom lens so that an even closer view can be gained; this is especially useful when inspecting both connections and junctions sited along the drainage route.

We operate a system called “pan and tilt” which means you can stop anywhere within the pipe and turn the head of the camera to see within a lateral direction.

This is particularly useful for inspecting junctions, connections and cracks etc. These surveys can be carried out for a substantial number of purposes, the following being an example;

  • Mortgage and Re-mortgage purposes.
  • Assess condition and location prior to building construction.
  • New build and construction upon completion.
  • Connectivity purposes.
  • Sewer dimension and capacity.
  • Location of connections and junctions; discharge points; manhole chambers.
  • Investigation purposes such as contamination.

All surveys are presented using “Wincan” reporting systems, as approved by the Water Authorities;


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