Smoke testing operations of the underground sewer collection system will continue during the months of November & December. These operations are focused on the Basin 17 area of Hilo Way and nearby streets including portions of Diamondhead Dr. East.
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. Properly plumbed homes will not experience smoke indoors.
Smoke will be seen billowing from vent pipes on the roofs of homes as well as any pipes that may be open or damaged which are connected to the sewer collection system.
This process allows our staff to visually locate damaged lines or illegal connections.
The damaged or illegally connected lines will be prioritized and corrected immediately.