The population of Gilbert, Arizona, has skyrocketed from under 6,000 in 1980 to more than 240,000 today. That growth required rapid construction of wastewater infrastructure, but the municipality found itself overwhelmed as growth outpaced its ability to set new building standards, amend building codes and properly inspect new construction.
In the years since, developing a solid life cycle asset management program has allowed the town to take stock of its infrastructure, budget to repair existing defects and bring much needed oversight to new construction. In order to develop the asset management program, the department had to take inventory and inspect the condition of each asset. It used two CUES CCTV camera systems, which played an important role during the inspection phase.
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