2018 Champion City

Vallejo, CA : 2018 Champion City

Clever Technology to Mind an Aging Infrastructure

  • 121,299

  • Bob Sampayan

  • Council Manager

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term
  • Infrastructure

    Issue Area

The Problem

Vallejo needs $1 billion in underground infrastructure repairs, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to identify broken pipes.

The Idea

The City of Vallejo will leverage ground-penetrating radar, autonomous vehicles, and a combination of sensors to identify broken pipes more effectively and efficiently.

What Mayor Bob Sampayan is saying:

We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to craft a solution to identify subsurface infrastructure. This innovation will enhance our ability to assess and monitor critical systems in our community.

Bob Sampayan, Mayor of Vallejo, CA

Our Prototyping Journey