The process is done with a non-toxic, odorless smoke blown into the manholes to travel through the pipes. Wherever there are broken pipes or where roof downspouts, outside-area drains, or foundation drains are connected to the sanitary sewers, smoke will be come out.
The testing will take place in the following areas:
- North: East Battlefield Road
- South: East Shady Glen Drive
- West: South Stewart Avenue
- East: South Barnes Avenue
Springfield conducts smoke testing in different parts of the city, in order to locate improper connections, make repairs, test repair methods, and develop a long-term Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Plan.
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