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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     April 20, 2007

 

 

CITY TO SMOKE TEST SEWER LINES IN WAIPAHU  

 

           Crews from the City Environmental Services Department will be smoke-testing sewer lines on 14 Waipahu streets from April 24 to 27 and May 1 to 4, 2007.

 

           The tests will be done on Awamoku Street, Awamoku Place, Awanani Street, Maikai Street, Maikai Place, Awaia Street, Awanui Street, Awalai Street, Awalai Place, Awaiki Street, Awaiki Place, Poailani Circle, Poailani Place and Waipio Point Access Road.

This is part of the City’s continuing effort to prevent rainwater from entering the sewer system. 

 

           City crews will blow smoke into sewer lines and record where the smoke appears.  The smoke used is non-toxic, harmless, and odorless.  The smoke is not a fire hazard and does not pose a health hazard to humans or pets.  Notification letters have been sent to area residents.

The test locates broken pipes, illegal connections, open cleanouts and other paths for runoff to enter the sewer system. Runoff from heavy rain can overwhelm the sewer system and treatment plants and cause spills.       

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Friday, April 20, 2007

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