By KEVIN R. JENKINS
In the past, the city of Desloge has hired a person to take the ladder to the top of the city’s 130-foot water tower to perform an inspection, but now it’s considering using a drone to check a filter on the tank that needs to be replaced periodically.
When the city of Desloge begins to check out the condition of its 130-foot municipal water tower, rather than using a human being to climb the ladder, a drone may be used to perform an inspection of a filter.
“There’s a filter on top of the tower itself that needs to be inspected on a periodic basis,” he said. “In the past we’ve sent a man up the ladder to the top of the water tower to inspect that filter. We explored the idea of maybe using technology we weren’t able to do five or 10 years ago, but we’re able to do now.
“We’re considering the option of sending a drone up there to make a video and visibly inspect the filter that way and see if we can get good and clear footage to make a decision rather than sending someone up the side of the water tower on the ladder to visually inspect it in person.”
Source: Daily Journal Online