Prevention and Regular Maintenance.

Throughout Florida the vast majority of golf courses and communities utilize on site bodies of water for localized irrigation needs. As the heart of an irrigation system, the pump station is vulnerable to wear and tear and requires annual maintenance, just like any other valuable piece of equipment.

Why is it important to have an annual wet well inspection and cleaning completed?

Florida’s average year round temperatures and the nutrient densities of our waters encourage the growth of algae, snails, bryozoa and other microscopic organisms which creates seemingly-ever present issues for maintenance workers. Intake pipes develop cracks and breaches allowing sediment and fish to enter the well. Sediment builds up around the intake screen and may result in a compromised intake pipe because it’s unable to draw in water. A corrugated wet well is prone to decompose over time , allowing metal particles to collect in the well which eventually get sucked into the vertical turbine ruining them. As the years pass the performance of most wet wells decrease without some form of maintenance.

If you had an irrigation pump station fail before then you know how quickly costly repair bills can add up. Avoid these unwanted, budget busting charges, by better utilizing downtime to make sure your irrigation’s heart is in optimal working condition and preventing future issues.

Let us take care of the dirty work for you.

Let our experienced team of commercial divers ease your mind with a preventative wet well inspection and cleaning, also known as a DCI (Dive, Clean & Inspection). Our divers will thoroughly inspect the pump baskets, pump shafts, and the under half of the skid as well as the integrity of the wet well walls and floor. They will remove all algae, bryozoa, marine growth, snails, shells, sediment and debris which can cause potential clogging and blockages. After the diver has completed the cleaning of the well he will enter the lake to inspect the intake line and clean the intake screen of all material to ensure the pump can pull adequate water through.

Upon completion of this service we will provide an inspection report with pertinent wet well measurements, the diver’s findings , what was removed as well as a video recording of the dive so you can view the interior of your well. We will also note any issues that were detected and recommendations for repairs.

Prevention and Regular Maintenance.

All condo associations, apartment complexes, HOAs, and commercial centers should have a regular stormwater maintenance plan in place that includes the cleaning and video inspection of stormwater pipelines on an annual or bi-annual basis.

Regular cleaning of stormwater systems ensures that during periods of heavy rain the systems can function at their optimal efficiency to carry stormwater away from parking lots, roads, and buildings.

Regular video pipeline inspection, which is performed using robotic pipeline inspection cameras, can identify leaks and potential problem areas in your storm-system before significant erosion occurs.

With early detection of infiltration and other structural problems in storm-systems, a variety of trenchless methods can be employed to stop leaks, fill voids, and restore the system to good working order without the need to dig up pipelines. In most cases, the sooner problems are identified and addressed, the less expensive they are to repair, and the less damage will be caused to surrounding features.

Clean regularly, identify issues early, repair trenches, prevent sinkholes and erosion, and keep the system flowing. In the long run…the savings can be substantial.

These are pictures of a mitered end pipe before and after it was cleaned. Click to view larger images.


Storm drains are essential to any community’s drainage system. The system’s design uses gravity to send untreated rainwater into drainage canals, rivers and streams. Over time, storm drains and pipes deteriorate, crack, and clog. When the system can’t function properly, you are at risk for serious structural failures, flooding, and erosion. To ensure that your storm drains are flowing properly, it’s important that you have your systems inspected regularly.

At MRI Underwater Specialists, we provide professional ROV storm drain inspections throughout Florida to ensure that your storm drains are running properly. Our team is full of experienced divers and workers who have the knowledge to complete stormwater pipe inspections efficiently and thoroughly. If we find any issues with your storm draining system, we provide a variety of repair services catered to your problem.


We perform all our inspection services with our state of the art ROV system. This remotely operated underwater vehicle provides numerous advantages when compared to human divers and inspectors. Our ROV storm drain inspections are safe, save you time and money, and leave you with a detailed video of the inspection.


At MRI Underwater Specialists, we believe that safety comes first. It’s our mission to eliminate as much potential danger in our inspection process as possible. That’s why we use our remotely operated underwater vehicles to complete our stormwater pipe inspections. Once the vehicle shows us that the coast is clear, then we will send in our divers and inspectors, if necessary.


Using our ROVs during inspections saves your business plenty of time and money. Since we don’t need to take as many safety precautions when we don’t send people down into the underground drainage, we can complete the inspections much quicker.


Since the ROV has a camera attached to it, we will be able to keep the recordings for your own record. Our storm drain video inspections are a great way to take a more detailed look at any imperfections so you can properly plan for rehabilitation.

Contact us for more information about our ROV storm drain inspection services in Florida.

Smoke Testing

Smoke testing is a relatively simple process that consists of blowing smoke mixed with large volumes of air into the sanitary sewer line usually induced through the manhole. The smoke travels the path of least resistance and quickly shows up at sites that allow surface water inflow. Smoke will identify broken manholes, illegal connections including roof drains, sump pumps and yard drains, uncapped lines and even will show cracked mains and laterals, providing there is a passageway for the smoke to travel to the surface.