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This week Davenport announced it would be taking an extensive look into repairing cracks--- And wear and tear in the 400 plus miles of Davenport sanitation sewer piping.

In order to do this, expensive cameras are used to map sewage lines-- but this equipment only lasts so long.

And while the people of Davenport can be looking for sewage fees to go up, they aren't the only ones.

The city of Davenport is looking into new mapping equipment that could cost taxpayers as much as $500,000

But cities like Moline are also looking into getting new equipment as well that is worth over$300,00

What could this mean for you? Cleaner sewers but higher fees.

Davenport currently has two trucks to deal with these issues -- One to map the whole city, by D-N-R regulation, and another, like that used by city maintenance employees to find problems wherever they might be.

"Things have gotten better as far as picture, getting through bad sections of pipe, being able to crawl a little bit better," says Sewer Engineer Brian Schadt

Moline is looking into a new 328,000 dollar investment into a new truck and camera unit for their mapping technology.