The method is reported which was considered most successful in cleaning and removing debris which consisted of a build up of algal growth, root growth, and foreign matter. Detail are outlined of the sewer rod, the handle for rotating the sewer rod in the drain pipe (together with the necessary wrenches), the auger, and the boring tool. Two drain areas (60 miles apart) were selected for the operation and the results are detailed of the cleaning operation. This project was completed in 5 hours by two men. It is thought that the drains will require only periodic cleaning and an annual surveillance program should be established. Photographs are presented which illustrate the tools employed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was published in Special Reports on the Use of Equipment and Methods of Maintenance.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Construction and Maintenance Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pierce, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00261598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM