Asset Management in Cross Bore Safety

September 2016, Vol. 243, No. 9

By Geoff Morgan, Senior Vice President, G2 Integrated Solutions, Houston, TX

Why Inspect? “Last root-ball before lunch!” thought Joe the plumber, as he ran the snake up the sewer lateral toward a tangle of roots and tissue. The cutting tool spinning at the end of the snake hung up a bit, but the motor powered it through the blockage all the way up under the foundation of the house. As he rewound the coil, Joe didn’t notice that leading the rush of water down past the lateral cleanout were scraps of yellow plastic, the color of the toy dump truck up on the front porch of…

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