Dear Property Owner:
The City of Manitowoc Street and Sanitation Committee has scheduled Smoke Testing of the sanitary sewers in your area of the City. Smoke Testing is the process of pumping LiquiSmoke into the sanitary sewer system to check for defects in the system. The smoke test survey will assist the City crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system.
The smoke you may be see coming from the vent stakes on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR, AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. It is advisable for the home owner to pour a gallon of water into each floor drain prior to our testing. If smoke enters your building it is reasonable to assume dangerous sewer gases are also entering your home or business. You should evacuate immediately and notify our work crews. If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call us at 920-374-0413.
Work crews will be in your area starting Monday, September 8, 2008.
IMPORTANT! If there is any individual in your home or business who has respiratory problems and is immoble, please notify the City of Manitowoc Engineering Department, at 920-686-6910 prior to testing.