Jun 1st 2022 10 am

ECUA to Conduct Smoke Testing of Sewer Lines

Work on the next section will be performed on Tuesday, June 21, and Wednesday, June 22, in the following testing areas, delineated by the red dotted line:

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ECUA crews will begin smoke testing of the sewer collection system lines in the area bordered by Patricia Drive and Oakcliff Road, south of Cerny Road, to determine if there are areas where stormwater or groundwater are entering the sewer system. An overload of stormwater into the sewer system can lead to sewer system overflows (SSOs) during periods of intense rain. Work on this project will begin on Tuesday, June 7, and Wednesday, June 8, and will extend for approximately four weeks, weather permitting.

Testing will generally be conducted from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The testing areas for work on June 7 and 8 are delineated in the following maps:

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White smoke will be circulated into the sewer lines and manholes to locate broken pipes and other defects and will exit from vent pipes on home roofs. The smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue, and creates no fire hazard. The smoke will not enter the house unless there is defective plumbing present or the drain traps are dry. If potential problems are found on private property, residents will be notified of repairs that may need to be made.

Smoke testing is expected to take three days, weather permitting. For more information or updates on the work's progress, residents may visit the ECUA Advisories page at www.ecua.fl.gov/advisory, or call ECUA Customer Service at 476-0480.

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