Underground Service Locating

Before you dig...You should do this...

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Hot Water

One of many installations taking advantage of the Government rebate schemes. Water heated by solar, or heat pump, helps save our planet and saves you lots of money. Learn more about these on the hot water page...

Flood Prevention

An example of some larger scale specialised plumbing. We constructed a pump well with inlet weir and grating, with two large pumps on guide rails. In flooding situations the large influx of storm water could then be pumped outside the levee banks. See more on the portfolio gallery.......

STP and Distribution

Sewer from three homes and School amenities at an Outback School was run through 3 small Sewer Treatment Plants to this distribution well. What was once a dust bowl is now a green, grassed play oval of approx 30 x 50 metres.

Drain Repair

No relining this time. After CCTV inspection and diagnosis small sections of drains were replaced and sewer junctions with large diameter access risers were installed as a safer alternative to using access manholes.


An example of hydro-vac excavtion. This high pressure gas main was suspected to be leaking. After setting up traffic control and emergency procedures it was carefully located by potholing. Following this the entire tee section and pipes were exposed for an easy and safe repair.

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What is Underground Asset Locating ?

On this page you can learn what Underground Asset Locating is, how it protects you and the services we all use. Also you will see why you should definately be using this service.



So what is Underground Asset Locating

An underground asset is a service such as an electrical cable, water pipe, gas pipe, or communication cable etc. Underground Asset Locating is quite simply, finding these services that we cannot see with our eyes, usually using electronic devices. underground_service_locator
Most underground services can be located using an electromagnetic locator. Metal services such as gal pipes and also copper cables are straight forward.
When the service is not metalic other methods can be added on to enable locating them. Some fibre optic cables have been laid in place with a metal tracer wire for locating. Drains can be located with this method by sending a frequency emmiting sonde down the drain with the aid of pushrods, ropes, cctv camera or water jetter. Plastic water pipes and drains can also be found by inserting a metal wire or pushrod, and then tracing this. locating with a sonde
There are other methods such as ultrasonic pulsing to locate plastic water pipes and even gas pipes. Another method is Ground Penetrating Radar. It has it's limitations and is quite expensive, but with adequate interpreting software and trained proffessionals, you can see practically anything underground.
Once the underground services have been located, marked and mapped out it is usually best to have them exposed by potholing, which you can read about on the Potholing Page.

Before You Dig

Before you do any excavations anywhere it is highly advisable to aquire the services of an underground service locator. Even if you are only hammering in a post, stop and think about what you could hit.

Renopipe provides an accurate and reliable underground service locating and potholing service in the Albury area. This service area also including anywhere in the entire Albury and Wodonga districts.

First and foremost we always do a Dial Before You Dig request


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