Leachate Line Troubleshooting at Roswell Municipal Landfill

Problem: A basketball found its way 115 ft down a leachate line at the landfill. Nobody could figure out a way to retrieve it.

Solution: Solution: SFVE modified a pneumatic claw to grab and puncture the basketball. We sent both the claw and our SeeSnake sewer camera down the line on a PVC straw. When we reached the ball at 112 ft, we maneuvered it using the camera and the claw closed securely onto it. Then we pulled it right out! This approach solved the problem and did not require any excavation or modification of the leachate line.