Rogers Water Utilities will be working in conjunction with their consultant, Trekk Design Group, to conduct sanitary sewer smoke testing from June 28th to July 2nd. Affected areas will include neighborhoods between Olive St. and Easy St., from N. 12th St. to N. “C” St.” Residents will also be individually notified by door hangers and auto-text.
Smoke testing is a process to visually detect defects in underground sewer pipes. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor, and is white to gray in color. It creates no fire hazard and is not dangerous to people or animals. The smoke should not enter into any buildings unless the buildings have defective plumbing or dry drain traps. During testing, smoke may be evident outside at ground level, and at any sewer vent, manhole, or exposed cleanout. Work will commence in small sections of sewer, with testing for each section lasting approximately 30 minutes up to 1 hour.