WATER/SEWER: Mapping Success

Photo: Municipal Sewer and Water Magazine

Photo: Municipal Sewer and Water Magazine

GIS and mapping technology help the City of Long Beach chart a course for effective water system maintenance, capital improvement, and community outreach

“Out in the field, having GIS incorporated into the survey process has made my life a lot easier,” says Chris Blevins, water utility mechanic III in the CCTV Group, Sewer Operations. “With the map system on the truck, I can go directly to the GIS map through software, highlight the pipe I’m about to televise, and create my survey. It will automatically populate the manhole names, their numbers, the depths, what material it is and any other information that is available.”

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