Current Location: Friars Creek
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What is smoke testing?
Using odorless, non-toxic smoke candles and high capacity blowers, smoke is forced through the sewer pipes. As shown in the video, the blowers are placed on top of manholes. Anywhere the smoke exits, there is potential for rain or groundwater to seep into the sewer system.
What is the benefit to my community?
Smoke testing is one technique used to identify areas where unnecessary groundwater or rainfall is entering the sewer system which can cause basement backups, overflows, and higher costs for treatment.
How will I know when smoke testing will be performed in my neighborhood?
At least 24 hours before smoke testing is scheduled to start, RJN will place door hangers on the front door of every building where testing will be conducted. Signs will be prominently displayed on the street when smoke testing is in progress.
For more information about Smoke Testing, watch the informative video below or visit: https://www.templetx.gov/2801/Smoke-Testing
The City of Temple Department of Public Works adheres to the Federal and State regulations as set forth by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).