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ENV TO SMOKE TEST SEWER LINES IN
Crews from the City and
This is part of the ENV’s continuing effort to prevent rainwater from entering the sewer system. ENV crews blow smoke into sewer lines, examines whether any smoke escapes, and records its location. 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.
Tests locate broken pipes, illegal connections, open cleanouts and other paths for runoff that enter the sewer system. Runoff from heavy rain can overwhelm and surcharge the sewer system and treatment plants causing spills.
Streets to be smoke-tested are
Markus Owens, 768-3454
|Friday, April 18, 2008|