The Davenport Public Works Department is using new technology to detect blockages in the sewer lines.
It’s called the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, and it’s a portable device that sends and receives acoustic signals down the pipe.
City officials say the device is a money-saving tool, and it uses the power of sound to find problem areas in sewer lines.
The Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT for short.
Public works officials say there are a couple areas that have had sewer backups in the past, and they have been flushing all the pipes in that area.