University of Toledo gets new campus mapping tech to detect underground utilities

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TOLEDO, Ohio — With radars that can see through the ground, and electromagnetic devices, the University of Toledo is receiving a new and improved map of its underground utilities to help in the future.

“We do a lot of digging around here. Whether it’s through new projects or we have leaks somewhere that we got to dig, we want to make sure we mark any utilities so we don’t get into some of the unknowns as we dig,” explained Dan Perry, manager of UT electrical maintenance.

Alongside the group Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, the University of Toledo was able to use the GPRS’ latest technology to find underground pipes they usually wouldn’t have and create a map of where they are all located.

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