I get called from time to time to video ispect and pressure jet blockages in pond outfall pipes. These pipes are designed to drain off ponds when they are spring-fed or threaten to overfill due to an abundance of rain. A clogged outfall pipe can cause flooding and damage to a pond’s dam.
I had to employ a small rowboat on one recent job (see photo). I was hired by a plumber who was “stuck” and needed my video inspection equipment to ascertain the cause and devise a remedy.
In the end, it wasn’t as serious as it looked. I was able to find the problem, clear the pipe and get the pond draining with minimal cost and disruption to the landscape. Best of all, my feet stayed dry!