by City of Huntsville staff
The City of Huntsville Wastewater Division will be conducting a sewer survey between 8 and 11 a.m. Monday, October 1, from the intersection of University Avenue and 14th Street to the intersection of University Avenue and 17th Street.
The affected area will include sewer rights-of-way running north and south along University Avenue. Smoke will likely travel east and west at 14th and 16th Streets. The survey should take less than three hours to complete.
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 non-toxic and will completely disperse within minutes of testing.
To avoid having smoke enter a home during the test, residents should 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 at 936-294-5700.
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.