The City of Huntsville Wastewater Division will be conducting a sewer survey in two locations from Thursday, May 24, to Friday, May 25. The first area being tested will be the front portion of Westridge subdivision located along Highway 30 South and extend northwest to the McGary Creek Lift Station located at 1009 Highway 75 North. The second location will be around the U.S. Post Office located on the corner of Highway 30 and Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Residents and businesses in the surrounding areas should be aware that smoke will be pumped into the sewer system. Smoke may be seen blowing out of roof vents, sewer manhole covers, open or defective cleanouts, and drainage ditches.
The smoke is nontoxic and will completely disperse within minutes of testing.
To avoid having smoke entering a home during the test, make sure all appliance hook-ups are fitted and that plumbing is working properly. If smoke is detected coming from a toilet, sink, or washroom, call a plumber and the City immediately.
The City of Huntsville will notify the fire and police departments before smoke testing begins.
For more information, call the City’s Wastewater Division at 936-294-5763.