With the awareness of environmental hazards detailed by federal and local regulations, it is important that drainage structures are properly maintained. In the past these structures have not been given the attention they deserve. Many culverts in the U.S. have never been cleaned which has resulted in damages to the structures themselves, roads, ditches, personal property and even people. One of the main reasons organizations have not maintained their structures is due to the lack of efficient and effective culvert cleaning methods. Open cutting a road, jetter trucks, backhoes and cables are all methods that have been used to clean culverts in the past. Each of these methods have their shortcomings.
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