PUBLIC NOTICE: Smoke Testing of Sanitary Sewer System in Cherokee

by Sep 30, 2014COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments



Smoke testing of the Sanitary Sewer System in Cherokee will take place from Oct. 13-24 in the area from Tribal Bingo to Frontier Shopping Center only.  This survey will assist inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system.

Non-toxic smoke will be introduced into a manhole and forced down the sewer lines with the use of an air blower.  Smoke will escape from the system at any point where there is an open break in the line.  For example, smoke may arise from the ground in yards, stream banks, storm drains, etc.  Smoke will also escape from all manhole lids, vents on building roofs, cleanouts, and from underneath buildings if poor plumbing exists.

Be advised that smoke can enter your home, office, or place of business.  The completion of the smoke test survey may be delayed with the occurrence of a heavy rain event.

The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has a slight odor, white to gray in color and creates no fire hazard.  You do not have to be onsite during testing.  It is advisable to pour a gallon of water into every sink, tub, and floor drain that is not subject to everyday use.  This will fill the p-traps and prevent smoke from entering the building.

Info: Ethan Arch (828) 226-7384

– Cherokee Water and Sewer