Anglian Water is about to embark on a large scale survey of Cambridge sewers.

In all around 13km of pipes in the city, Cottenham and Stapleford will have their condition checked using CCTV cameras between Monday (November 4) and the end of March next year.  

Some will also be jetted clean to remove any build up of fat and other debris to keep them flowing properly and to allow better access for the cameras.  

The aim is to spot any potential issues and improve the performance of the city’s sewers.  

Survey co-ordinator Louisa Driskell, said: “This survey is part of our annual sewer rehabilitation programme, where we get a good look at the condition of the pipes, identify risks and carry out any maintenance that’s needed.”  

Survey teams from Anglian Water’s contractors, Onsite Central, will be visiting manholes in more than 80 streets, although most visits should only last around an hour.  

In some cases parked cars can get in the way, slow down and even prevent us from carrying out surveys.  

To make sure the survey teams can work as efficiently as possible, some parking bays may have to be suspended for a short while, although this will be kept to a minimum.  

Anglian Water is working closely with the city council to make sure this is done with as little disruption as possible.  

The company will also make sure that any work on busy streets is done at quiet times of the day as far as possible.  

Louisa said: “By helping us to get in and out quickly people can significantly reduce any disruption. They will also be helping us to keep the city’s sewers running well into the future.”