Springdale to do ‘smoke testing’
SPRINGDALE — The city’s water utilities will do “smoke testing” in an area south of East Huntsville Avenue to East Meadow Avenue and between Hewitt Street and Arkansas 265 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Aug. 31.
The work is being done to reduce rain water inflow into the sewer system and reduce the cost of wastewater treatment, according to a news release.
Throughout the process, crews will put smoke into the sewer system. Residents may notice smoke coming from building sewer vents, gutters, downspouts or out of the ground along sewer lines. If smoke enters a home or business from the process, this may indicate a leak in a private plumbing system, according to the release.
While the smoke being used is harmless to plants and animals, smoke in private plumbing could be an indication of a health hazard. It’s the customer’s responsibility to correct leaks in private plumbing, according to the release.
For more information, call Springdale Water Utilities at (479) 751-5751.