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The City of Redding, CA, faced the challenge of visiting and inspecting every Storm Water inlet and outfall in the city. No small feat considering there were more than 6,000 inlets and 1,400 outfalls, and no budget existed to support this task. The city took the challenge in stride and used Mobile GIS technology to get the job done. The city wanted out-of-the-box technology to keep costs to a minimum and prepare the way for an enventual Enterprise GIS implementation, still a few years off. The GIS staff created personal geodatabases, used ArcGIS functionality for daily check-in/check-out of data, ArcPad software in the field for inspection data collection, and checked data back in using ArcGIS at the end of each day. With help from the GIS staff, the field crews, who were barely proficient with email, were able to accomplish the tasks under budget and before the expected completion date.