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Smoke Testing Notification Letter
Dear Utilities Customers on Delaware Avenue, up to the first manhole on Toledo Avenue and the first manhole on Loraine Avenue,
The Village of Put-in-Bay will be conducting smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system the second week of November, weather permitting.
Smoke testing is a standard method of detecting sewer defects and storm water cross connections to the sanitary sewer system. Smoke testing consists of placing a high-capacity blower on top of a sanitary sewer manhole and “forcing” smoke down into the sewer system. The smoke, under pressure from the blower, travels through the sewer system and escapes through any connection, cracks, leaks, etc., along the way. This quickly reveals sources of infiltration within the study area.
The smoke used for smoke testing is non-toxic and non-hazardous and is manufactured specifically for this purpose. It leaves no residual or stains, and has no effect on plants or animals. The smoke should not enter your building but if it does, it will have a distinct odor and should only last a few minutes with proper ventilation.
The PIB Volunteer Fire Department will be notified of the smoke testing area and schedule. Reminder notices will be placed with a door hanger within 72 hours prior to work in the specified area.
We appreciate your patience and understanding and will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience or disruptions this project may have on you. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding smoke testing, please call the numbers below.
Put-in-Bay Utilities Office: (419) 285-8545
Mike Mewhorter (Wastewater Superintendent) (419) 310-7135
The Put-in-Bay Utilities Department
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