Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash announced a new partnership with SewerAI, a California company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to transform the way sewer infrastructure inspections are conducted. This technology allows Oakland County to harness the power of artificial intelligence to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of sewer maintenance.
Previously, sewer maintenance crews reported any irregularities or defects in a pipe’s interior by manually inspecting videos captured by closed-circuit television. Now, those videos are uploaded to SewerAI which uses its software to assess the pipe’s condition and identify abnormalities.
“By leveraging cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, we can see potential issues with sewer pipes before they reach crisis levels. By optimizing efficiency, we are protecting the environment and ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for our communities.” said Nash.
Benefits of the partnership include:
- Reduced costs: By enabling early detection of issues, SewerAI’s technology helps reduce maintenance costs and extends the lifespan of sewer infrastructure.
- Increased efficiency: Streamlined inspections and data analysis allow crews to cover more ground, nearly twice as fast.
- Better informed decision making: Access to accurate and consistent data empowers crews to make informed decisions regarding maintenance and repairs, ultimately enhancing the overall performance of the sewer system.
The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office is dedicated to protecting public health and safety, preserving natural resources and a healthy environment, maintaining reliable, high-quality service, ensuring the value of investment and contributing to economic prosperity. To learn more about the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash’s Office and his work, follow along with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.