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Public Works To Begin Smoke Testing

The Town of Nashville Department of Public Works will be conducting smoke test of sanitary sewers on and around Birchwood Drive on November 19 & 20, 2019.
Post Date:11/01/2019

The Town of Nashville Department of Public Works will be conducting smoke test of sanitary sewers on and around Birchwood Drive on November 19 & 20, 2019. 

These tests help identify deficiencies in our sanitary sewer system. During these test you may notice smoke coming from the vent stacks on buildings or holes in the ground. Do not be alarmed. This smoke has little odor, 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 floor drains and any unused sinks. This will ensure 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 tests 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  the Town before we begin testing on November 19th if you have any questions concerning the following:

  • Pets that will be confined alone in the home or building during the test.
  • 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 smoke testing please call the Town of Nashville at 252-459-4511.

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