Development of a concrete sewer maintenance hole inspection system

9 Jan 2022 - 3 Jan 2026
La Trobe University
$553,725.00 (Cash + In kind)
Asset Management

Challenge and proposed solution

Little is known about the condition of concrete sewer maintenance holes.

Visual inspections are inadequate and not cost effective (core drill sampling) which limits widespread use. Being present in every neighbourhood in Australia, the sewer maintenance holes represent a significant safety risk to the public and service personnel. This project aims to develop a cost effective and reliable solution to assess the condition of sewer maintenance holes across the sewer network. Sensors and robotics systems awill be investigated as a potential solution.


  • Intelligent Water Network