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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Water Pollution Control Dept. to Test Sewer Lines January 18

Pocatello

Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing tests on sewer lines in the 6500 through 6700 blocks of South 5th Avenue Wednesday, January 18. Testing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and wrap up later that day. While testing is underway, north-bound traffic in the area will be limited to one lane.


During the test, crews will fill the sewer lines with a non-toxic and odorless smoke to determine where breaks in the lines are located. Residents may see smoke rising from manhole covers, roof vents, building foundations or yard cleanouts around the test area and smoke may also enter other structures in the area via dry p-traps connected to building drains. Should buildings fill with smoke officials advise residents to open windows and doors and allow the smoke to vent out of the building.


Residents who have questions are asked to contact Water Pollution Control at 234-6256. For more information on sanitary sewer testing, visit bit.ly/1Go74Pj.


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