Jul 20 2013

City Smoke Testing Sewer Lines July 22- August 2

The City announced that sewer lines will be tested in four areas of Piedmont. Work will occur from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. Door hangers have been placed on the first group of affected homes. E2 Consulting Engineers will conduct the tests, which involve blowing harmless smoke into parts of the sanitary sewer system to find damage, improper connections, and where unwanted storm water may be entering the City’s sanitary sewer system.

The City cautions, “smoke may be seen coming from roof vents, building foundations, catch basins, clean-outs, down spouts, broken sewer laterals or manhole covers. The smoke will not enter your home or business if it is properly plumbed, vented, and the water traps contain water.”

Notice & map of sewer testing areas.

For further information contact:

Jeff Blum of E2 Consulting Engineers at 510-774-9223

or for the City,Viba Regalado-Silva Administrative Assistant (510) 420-3050 or Chester Nakahara Public Works Director at (510) 420-3061.

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