SMOKE TESTING SEWERS
Our work crews will be conducting smoke tests of sanitary sewers in your area on:
September 8″ and 9″
If weather prevents a smoke test on September 8″ and 9″, one will be performed at a later date.
The tests will assist us in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system. During the test, you might see smoke coming from vent
stacks on buildings and from holes in the ground. Don’t be alarmed. The smoke has no odor, is nontoxic, non-staining, does not create
a fire hazard, and will dissipate in a few minutes.
Before we conduct the smoke test, please pour water into your floor drains and into any unused sinks to fill the drain. If this is not
done, smoke could enter your building through the drain. If smoke should enter your building during the test, it probably means that
there are defects in the plumbing that could allow DANGEROUS SEWER GAS to enter. Open doors and windows to ventilate any
smoke that enters the building.
If you have any of these situations or have questions regarding the smoke test, call the Utilities Department at (919)242-5126.