Public Works will continue to conduct smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system the week of February 19 - 23 from 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for areas north of K Avenue. Smoke testing is an efficient, cost effective way to locate and identify sources of infiltration in the sewer system. Special non-toxic smoke is forced through sewer lines and helps locate places where storm and other surface waters are entering the sewer system. Smoke should not enter the home. If it does, it could indicate defective plumbing or drain traps that have dried up.Prior to testing, residents are encouraged to run water into all drains for approximately one minute, especially drains that are used infrequently. The Fire Department and emergency services have been notified of the testing. Most residents/businesses will not see or smell smoke, but the Public Works Department wants people to be aware of the procedure.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 910-458-5816.