Press Release - Smoke Test Update

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS
MARSHALL WATER UTILITY DEPARTMENT
DISTRIBUTION & COLLECTION DIVISION
OCTOBER 11, 2012

Re:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE CITY OF MARSHALL WATER UTILITY DEPARTMENT CONTINUES SMOKE TESTING PROGRAM TO LOCATE SEWER LINE INFILTRATION LOCATIONS – JOHNSON STREET NEIGHBORHOOD

Weather permitting; our Distribution & Collection Division of the Water Utilities Department will continue our annual smoke testing of sewer lines on Monday, October 15th.

 

Smoke testing is a very simple process that involves pumping non-toxic smoke into sewer main lines, allowing our crews to locate problems in public and private sewer lines that may need to be repaired. Once locations are identified, city crews will repair infiltration sources in our sewer mains and notify customers of any private line repairs they need to make in their lines.

We take the time to notify the general public because the smoke can be mistaken as a fire, when smoke vents out through commercial or residential sewer vent pipes on their roof or even in their yard. City crews will also set out door hangers in each neighborhood prior to testing, alerting everyone of why they may be seeing smoke.

Weather permitting, the smoke testing program is set to continue next Monday and should be completed by the end of October. Our testing schedule will be as follows:

• Oct 15th – 26th

Johnson Street starting at Garrett Street and heading east to Highway 59 and adjacent neighborhood areas

If residents or customers have any questions, they may call 903-935-4485.
 

Distributed by:
J. C. Hughes, Public Works Director
903-503-4503 (cell)
jchughes@marshalltexas.net

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