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Smoke Testing

Date: August 9, 2016

For the next few days in some areas of Friendswood, inspection crews will survey the wastewater collection system. At no time will field crews have to enter your business or residence.

RJN Group, an engineering consultant hired by the City of Friendswood will perform this study, which involves opening manholes in the streets and backyard utility easements. It also involves smoke testing of sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the system. During this testing, white smoke will exit through vent pipes on the roofs of homes and through sewer line breaks. The smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue, and creates no fire hazard. Smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing exists or your drain traps are dry.

If you have seldom-used drains, please pour a gallon of water in the drain to fill the drain trap. This procedure will help prevent the possibility of smoke entering your living areas through those drains.

To repeat, at no time will field crews have to enter your business or residence.

Should you have any questions concerning this study, please call: 713-714-2626

The City of Friendswood thanks you for your cooperation.