Friday, December 2, 2011

“Scooter” the Storm Drain Robot in Santa Monica

District 7’s Storm Water Unit used “Scooter” a remote controlled four-wheeled robot to inspect storm drains along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) for the past couple of weeks.

Apparently, concrete was poured into the storm drains by an unknown entity. To be able to access the extent of damage (or blockage), maintenance crews cleared the drains of debris so that “Scooter” along with his operators could visually inspect the drains via the camera attached to the robot’s head. Fortunately, Time Warner Cable’s Beat the Traffic sent us a video of the robot in action.

Maintenance crews closed one lane of the southbound Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1). Work occurred Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between California Incline and the Santa Monica Pier.