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SRP’s 70-pound, steel robot has wheel and axle configurations for different widths of pipe and features LED lighting around its camera. More than 1,000 feet of cable allows it to move around freely in pipes. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Joe Martin)

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SRP using robot to find pipe leaks

In the back of an SRP truck, Michael Wiechens stares at a monitor and works a joystick back and forth. His view: a 360-degree scan from inside an irrigation pipe.