Drainage and CCTV Surveys

Drainage and CCTV Surveys


Key facts:

The National Rail Museum in York is one of the most popular rail museums in the world. It houses famous locomotives such as The Duchess of Hamilton, Mallard and a working replica of George Stephenson’s The Rocket.

Met Consultancy Group provides drainage and CCTV surveys and our drainage engineers prepare Drainage Strategy documents for planning proposals.


Met Consultancy Group (Met) offer a range of survey solutions to fulfil your requirements for accurate drainage information. We can trace line and level of drainage, and include CCTV as an option for condition surveys. Our drainage engineers can also prepare Drainage Strategy documents to inform planning proposals on suitable drainage solutions for new developments.

We understand that accurate drainage information is vital to allow informed design decisions, and we aim to provide comprehensive surveys that fulfil all of your requirements.

We will consult with you at all stages of the process to ensure you are getting the information you require as and when you need it. We can obtain statutory utility records and provide these on a digital plan to inform initial design.

Also we carry out manhole recording surveys, proving connectivity where required, and provide data on a plan, as manhole schedules or within a digital database, with outputs suitable for programs such as Civils 3D. Using our extensive utility mapping and survey experience we provide full mapping of the drainage networks, showing the line and level of all routes using electronic or geophysical methods.

Along with this CCTV surveys can be undertaken to record condition of networks, producing a report with images and CCTV footage of runs on DVD.

Met were asked to carry out a full drainage survey of systems servicing the National Rail Museum, York, prior to a proposed redevelopment. We commenced our survey by acquiring all drainage utility records for the site from Yorkshire Water, and combined these with as-built records in a digital drawing to provide a starting point for the survey.

All covers were then lifted and recorded, and the routes electronically traced using a sonde inserted into the pipe and radio-frequency location equipment. Each route was also surveyed using CCTV to provide a full record of the condition of the system. The survey was carried out during normal working hours with minimal disruption to the museum operations.