The purpose of these tests is to locate breaks and defects in the sanitary sewer pipes that allow stormwater to enter the sanitary sewer system. Large quantities of stormwater in the sewers use up part of the pipe capacity needed to carry wastewater. This system overloading can cause sewage backups and increases the cost of wastewater treatment that affects each homeowner through increased sewer charges.
The smoke should not enter into buildings unless leaks or plumbing defects exist. Please notify any elderly or handicapped person in your neighborhood. Please make sure that traps for all basement floor drains and other sink traps and plumbing fixtures are full of water by pouring approximately 24 ounces of water in each drain.
Should you detect smoke in your home or building, the room should be ventilated through an open window or door. Acute exposure can cause irritation of the respiratory system. Individuals are urged not to accept exposures that cause irritation. Leave the area and ventilate well to dissipate the smoke. Also, please notify the field technicians who are conducting the test should smoke enter your building.
Should you have any further questions, please contact us at the number listed below. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Jack Austin or Roger Rector
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to successfully complete this important effort.