Hogansville approves $54k in funding for new sewer camera system

Published 10:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2022

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By Chase Davis

Special to the LaGrange Daily News

HOGANSVILLE – The city of Hogansville has approved the funding of a new sewer camera system in the amount of $54,175, which will allow the city to better locate, inspect, and remedy pipe blockages within the sewers. The Hogansville City Council approved the budgeted request at their meeting Monday.

The new camera system is being purchased in preparation for the city’s current sewer camera system reaching the end of its life cycle. The new cameras will be mounted on a remote-controlled robot with the capability to traverse difficult terrain within the sewers.

The cameras will allow the city to determine if blockages are in the main lines or if they are located in the sanitation sewers that branch off to houses and commercial buildings.

“We hope that this system will for allow that high-tech capability to really address the problem,” said City Manager Jonathan Lynn.

Lynn said the new system will hopefully make for more permanent fixes to sewer blockages as it will help city workers to see all the way down the lines.

The purchase of this system includes a full day of on-site training. Furthermore, the expected lifespan of this new system is about 20 years. The only anticipated repairs within that time period would be the occasional replacement of the cables that lower the device into the sewers, which is a minimal expense according to Lynn. The purchase was already previously budgeted for and will be covered by Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), under infrastructure, according to city documents.

The new system is another step in the city’s continued goal to improve sewer infrastructure.

In February, Hogansville received funding from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority [GEFA] in the amount of $2.9 million to invest into its inner-city water system improvements. The funding is being used for a water line extension project up Bass Cross Road from Highway 29 to Highway 54/100 interchange and the completion of a 500,000-gallon water storage tank on Pine Street.