SewerAI, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to inspect, identify and analyze sewer infrastructure defects before they reach catastrophic levels, secured $2 million in seed funding led by venture capital firms Builders VC and EPIC Ventures.
SewerAI was founded to address the massive problem of aging pipe infrastructure – with over 6 billion feet of sewer pipe in just the US alone, approximately 3 billion feet are in need of repair or replacement.
According to the company, the US municipalities spend roughly $50 billion each year maintaining this infrastructure, mainly using manual inspections, data delivered via physical disks, and desktop-based software.
SewerAI harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and computer vision, along with a cloud workflow platform to automatically detect pipeline defects, allowing sewer inspections to be completed in a fraction of the time with increased accuracy.
The company aims to solve the infrastructure management obstacles by delivering advanced technology that helps engineers plan repair projects, automate routine maintenance schedules, and manage environmental compliance with unparalleled efficiency and accuracy.
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