Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing

Inspection crews working for the Village of Greenwich will be conducting scheduled smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system in your area through the week of September 17th – 21st 2018.

Smoke testing involves blowing smoke through the sanitary sewers to document potential areas of inflow and infiltration of storm sewer in the sanitary sewer system.  You may see smoke coming from vent stacks on buildings or holes in the ground.  The smoke varies in color from white to gray depending on density and lighting. It is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS A SLIGHTLY SWEET ODOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD.

The smoke should not enter your home or business unless the plumbing is not functioning properly.  If you have any seldom used drains, please pour water in the drain to fill the trap prior to the test to prevent smoke from entering the building.

Homeowners or business owners do not need to be present during the investigation, which will be conducted during normal business hours. Workers will not be inside your home.  However, you MUST POUR WATER DOWN SELDOM USED DRAINS PRIOR TO THE TESTING; especially floor drains in your home or business.   This should prevent smoke from entering your home and setting off smoke alarms unnecessarily.

Smoke testing will be conducted by OHM Advisors.  Crews will be in marked vehicles and have identification.  Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

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Questions may be directed to…
Derek Klenke

Derek Klenke

OHM – Project Engineer

Phone: (734) 274-1828

Virgil Giles

Virgil Giles

Village Administrator

Phone: (419) 752-4725