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Mankato Gets New Pipe Inspection Camera

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The City of Mankato has a new set of eyes below ground. This morning, officials gathered at the Mankato Public Safety Center to demonstrate a new pipe-inspection system. The setup features two, remotely-operated vehicles with cameras attached to them. The vehicles can be driven through pipes of varying sizes, with the images fed to a monitor. The camera system allows the city to check the integrity of its underground infrastructure. "It's awesome, this is good. Actually our old camera unit could run up the pipe too, just the transport system on that wasn't as good as what we have now." City officials say the new system had a purchase price of $206,000 dollars.