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  New Manual Sewer Condition Classification 5th Edition

Inspection of sewer condition is an important feature of the management of sewer and highway drainage systems. Such surveys generate large amounts of data which must be recorded and stored.

The manual used by the UK industry and other organisations to classify defects in sewers and is crucial to the management of investment in over 500,000 km of sewers in the UK. It provides a national standard defect coding system this type of survey work.



  • Has been extensively updated to reflect amendments made to BS EN 13508-2 in 2011.
  • Describes the use of the National Equivalent coding system listed in in BS EN 13508-2:2003+A1:2011.
  • Includes new codes related to lining observations in line with the European Standard.
  • Some codes relating to drains, sewers, manholes and inspection chambers have been modified and the change feature in continuous defects has been restored. 
New features include: 
  • Review of camera set-up procedures
  • Updated to codes in line with the amendments to BS EN 13508-2. 
This manual will be of particular value to engineers, close circuit television surveyors and all those assessing CCTV survey reports.