A city of St. Peters contractor will conduct smoke testing of the sanitary sewer lines in the area of Dardenne Lake Estates/Steeplechase/St. Mary’s, St. Peters Estates/Westwood Estates. Smoke testing locates defects in the sanitary sewer system. Information gained from the study will be used to improve the sewer system in keeping with state and federal regulations.
Notices will be placed on doors for the property owners in the area undergoing testing. The testing is scheduled to take place between June 17 and July 12, weather permitting. Testing will take a few days in each area tested.
Workers will access manholes in order to smoke test the sewer lines. The smoke used in this process is nontoxic, harmless and does not create a fire hazard. The smoke should not enter homes or businesses unless they have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. In homes that may have seldom-used drains, residents are asked to pour water in the drain to fill the trap, which should prevent smoke from entering.
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