SMOKE TESTING SEWER LINES
The Town of Lamar is conducting a smoke test of its sanitary sewer system.
Work crews were in town June 12, 2023 – June 15, 2023 for the first round of smoke testing.
Work crews will be in town to complete the testing from June 26, 2023 – June 29, 2023.
A“SMOKE TEST” survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system.
The smoke you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD.
The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps.
It is advisable for the home owner to pour a gallon of water into each drain trap of floors, sinks, showers, and tubs prior to our testing.
If smoke enters your home there is a good reason to assume that sewer gases may also be entering your home or business.
If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call us at 843-326-5551.