SEWER SMOKE TESTING - IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE
Hall Street and Lakeside Drive Area
Week of December 4th – 8th, 2017
Please Read Carefully!
Please be advised that the City of Nelson will be conducting Smoke Testing in the vicinity of Hall Street and Lakeside Drive during week of December 4th – 8th. Smoke testing is a common type of engineering assessment that has been used successfully for decades to help confirm and identify connections to the sewer system, and to identify improper connections and defects.
The smoke testing consists of forcing a non-toxic coloured fog, similar to that used in theatrical productions, into the sewer manholes. Smoke should not enter your building.
Smoke should not enter your building, unless:
To avoid smoke entering your building unnecessarily, we advise you to run water into all drains for one to five minutes prior to December 4th, 2017; especially ones that are infrequently used such as floor drains and infrequently used plumbing fixtures. This water will fill the P-trap which creates a barrier and prevents the smoke from entering your house via the drains. *** Please do this upon receipt of this notice as the water in the trap will remain effective for several months.
If you do see or smell smoke in your building and it causes you concern, you can immediately report it to Public Works (250-352-8238).
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR DESIRE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL
CITY OF NELSON PUBLIC WORKS 250-352-8238