Did you know that in a city, there are always things happening underneath your feet and above your head? These are the trucks that go beneath the ground or up telephone poles to install or repair our plumbing system, traffic signals and more.
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Truck-a-Palooza is presented by Lexington Environmental Quality and Public Works
Explore the inside for the truck from the viewpoint of a driver. Click squares for more information.
Before camera trucks, workers had to physically enter manholes in order to inspect sewers.
Roger has been working with the Division of Water Quality and running the sewer cameras for 30 years. Greg started training with Roger three years ago, and these days they go out as a team.
Roger enjoys that, despite the fact he’s been doing this for three decades, his job is still different and engaging every day. Greg says that he likes solving the puzzle of what’s going wrong with a line.
When he’s not working, Roger goes camping and fishing with his family along the Elkhorn Creek. Greg likes to go deer hunting, fishing and any other activity that takes him outside.
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Explore the inside of the truck from the viewpoint of a driver. Click squares for more information.
The truck has a special attachment, called a “bulldog”, that is strong enough to break up big tree roots!
Gary started with the Division of Water Quality 32 years ago. He retired 5 years ago and then came back to work with Water Quality because he missed the job. He’s currently the supervisor of the vactor truck and camera crew.
Gary likes the people he works with and that part of his job is stopping sewage overflow from going into creeks.
Outside of work, Gary enjoys spending time with his teenage sons.
Darrell has done fiber optic repair and installation for the Division of Traffic Engineering for 16 years. He’s currently the only city employee who works with the fiber optic network. Before he started working for the city, he owned his own fiber optic company. He joined the city to be able to spend more time with this son.
Darrell enjoys that his job keeps him up-to-date with new technology, which is always evolving. He says troubleshooting what’s going wrong with a fiber optic network can be challenging.
When he’s not working, Darrell builds and races model drag cars with his son.