Spring­dale plans ‘smoke test­ing’

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

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.

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