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Posted on: May 18, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 5/18/2015 - Public Notice: Testing of Sanitary Sewer Lines

Wright-Pierce, on behalf of the Town of Trumbull WPCA, will be conducting a study of the Sanitary Sewer Collection System. This study will include the following type of work: smoke testing, TV inspections of the sewer lines, and manhole inspections.

HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU: Most of the work will be performed on public property, usually in the street right-of-way. However, some of these activities involve work on private property, and we would greatly appreciate your cooperation in this effort. Activities that require property owner involvement are detailed below.

SMOKE TESTING: A "SMOKE TEST" survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in your sewer system. The work includes blowing non-toxic smoke into the sewer collection system through the manholes. You may see smoke coming from the vent stacks and downspouts on houses, from holes in the ground, or from catch basins and drains. The smoke is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, IS WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain pipes. We recommend that you pour a gallon of water into each drain prior to our testing. Smoke testing activities are scheduled to begin in your area on May 28th, 2015.

If smoke enters your home or business during the testing, this is a good indicator that sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. You should evacuate immediately. Please notify our work crews on site or the Sewer Department at (203) 452-5048.

IMPORTANT! If there is any individual in your home or business who has respiratory problems and is immobile, please notify Wright-Pierce at 1-800-422-1095 prior to testing.

 IMPORTANT! All field personnel will carry a Photo Identification Badge displaying the Wright-Pierce logo. If you would like to verify the identification of a specific contractor observed in the field, please contact the Town of Trumbull Sewer Department at (203) 452-5048.

If you have any questions regarding any of this work, please do not hesitate to call Wright-Pierce at 1-800-422-1095.

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