Smoke Testing Rescheduled
- Published: July 20, 2012
NEW DATE FOR TESTING: Monday, July 30, 2012
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Due to inclement weather on the original testing date, the Village of Yellow Springs has rescheduled the smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system.
Work crews will be performing smoke testing on Monday, July 30, 2012 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for most of the Village. A “SMOKE TEST” survey will assist our inspection crews in locating any defects in our sewer system. The smoke you may see coming from roof vent stacks or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS MINIMAL ODOR, IS 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.
Homeowners should pour a gallon of water into each drain of floors, sinks, showers, and tubs anytime 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 Superintendent Jason Hamby at (937) 605-9651 or Police Dispatch non-emergency at 767-7206.
IMPORTANT! If there is any individual in your home or business who has respiratory problems and is immobile, please notify us at (937) 605-9651 prior to testing.