Smoke testing operations of the underground sewer collection system will continue during the months January & February. These operations will be focused east of Water Tower Circle and north of Diamondhead Dr. East, in the Manoo St. And Kipapa Way areas.
A thick white smoke will be forced into the pipelines from a planned manhole access point. In the event that a home may have faulty plumbing, dried out p-traps or improper venting, smoke may enter the home. The smoke is harmless to humans and pets. Any smoke may be evacuated by opening doors/windows. Unless improperly installed, this may be prevented by pouring water into the drains and filling the traps. Properly plumbed homes will not experience smoke indoors.
Smoke may be seen billowing from vent pipes on the roofs of homes as well as any open or damaged pipes which are connected to the sewer collection system.
This process will allow our staff to visually locate damaged lines or illegal connections.
The damaged or illegally connected lines will be corrected immediately according to level of priority.