Sewer System Testing Starts In Harrisonburg

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- Sewage testing will will wrap up by the end of September. The public utilities department will release a non-toxic and non-staining test smoke into the manholes to test for leaks. Approximately 24 miles of sewer lines are tested throughout the year.

Residents should expect to see smoke being released from plumbing vents, which are located on the rooftop in the Harmony Heights and Park View neighborhoods.

It's recommended to pour one gallon of water into the drain of floors, sinks, showers, and tubs to keep the gases and smoke out of your home.

If the smoke gets in your house, this is a sign of a defect in the plumbing. Just open a window or door for ventilation, and contact a qualified plumber.

Anyone with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions should not stay in a building, where smoke has entered, just to be safe. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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