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Almost half of the city's sanitary pipes have been inspected

This year's contract for the CCTV inspection is taking a look at pipes dating back to 1921
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Timmins City Hall on Algonquin Boulevard. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

The city is near the halfway point of inspecting sewer pipes. 

This year, about 7.5 per cent of the sanitary sewer system lines in Timmins will be inspected by CCTV cameras and cleaned. The $171,484.20 contract was recently awarded to Civica Infrastructure.

So far, 94,650 metres — 49 per cent — of the 192,300 metres of sanitary sewer lines have been inspected. 

The 2023 contract will give the city data on about 14,500 metres.

"The areas selected for inspection have sanitary pipe dating back to 1921 chosen based on potential risk and based on their age,” CAO Dave Landers told council at its March 21 meeting. 

The information gathered in the inspections helps the city update its asset management plan for the sanity sewer system infrastructure.

A list of the areas being inspected this year is available here.