On August 19th & 20th, the City of Locust DPW/UD will be conducting smoke testing of our (gravity) sanitary sewer collection system. The Redah Acres East Sanitary Sewer Sub Basin (RAESSSB) and Elm Street South Sanitary Sewer Sub-Basin (ESSSSSB) will be our focal points during this portion of our search. The specific areas include
100-400 Block of W. Main St, Locust Ave., Oakdale Ave., E. Sunset St., & Mitchell St.
West Sunset Dr., Springview Dr., 100-400 Block of (southbound) Elm St.
As part of our active I/I Reduction Program, we periodically conduct Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Studies (SSES). Smoke testing is a key component to these studies. We can pinpoint areas within our system that are failing and allowing unwanted rainwater to enter. Once deficiencies are located we can take the necessary measures to repair and reduce this unwanted I/I. During this project smoke may be visible from the ground and building vents. Smoke that is created by this test has no odor, is non-toxic, non-staining, does not create a fire hazard, and will dispense in a few minutes. Smoke generally won’t enter the building structures. Water in the drain traps should prevent this from occurring. We are taking necessary steps to notify the residence in the area. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me, Tim Flieger, @ (704)888-5260 Ext.106 or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.