Public Notice – Smoke Testing Sewers

Smoke Testing Sewers

The Town of Nashville Utility crews will be conducting smoke test of sanitary sewers in various locations throughout our town during the month of July, 2017.

These test will locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. During these test you may see smoke coming from the vent stacks on buildings or holes in the ground. Don’t be alarmed, smoke has little odor and is non-toxic, non-staining, does not create a fire hazard, and will go away in a few minutes.

Before we conduct these test, please pour water into basement floor drains and any unused sinks. This will assure the traps are sealed so that the smoke will not enter your building through the drain.

If smoke enters your home or building during these test it may mean there are defects in your plumbing that could allow sewer gas to enter. Note the location and notify Town hall at 252-459-4511. Open doors and windows to ventilate any smoke that entered your home or building.

Please notify us before we conduct this test if you have any concerns of the following;

-Pets that will be confined alone in the home or building during the test.

-Any individuals in the home or building with respiratory problems.

– Any persons that may be alone and might be alarmed or confused if they see smoke.

If you have any questions regarding any of these situations or have questions regarding smoke testing please call Jamey Baines at 252-459-4511, Ext 230.


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