5. Pipeline Cleaning and Maintenance Methods Objectives

Following completion of this chapter, students should be able to:

  1. Identify types and causes of sewer stoppages and select proper methods to clear stoppages and clean sewers.
  2. Determine equipment and staffing requirements for various sewer clearing and cleaning methods.
  3. Set up, operate, and maintain a variety of sewer clearing and cleaning equipment safely and effectively without flooding homes and basements.
  4. Record essential data regarding clearing and cleaning operations.
  5. Establish a preventive maintenance program for sewer cleaning equipment.
  6. Develop a program to control odors.
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