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Smoke Test
What is a smoke test?
The City of Blue Springs is working with TREKK Design Group, LLC to conduct smoke testing of our sanitary sewer systems.  The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor, white to gray in color, creates no fire hazard and is not harmful to pets.  The smoke should not enter your building unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps.

The testing blows a non-toxic vapor through the sewer pipes to locate breaks in the sewer revealed by escaping smoke. Locations for defects may include roof downspouts, uncapped cleanouts, driveway drains, stairwell drains, yard or area drains, window well drains, foundation-perimeter drains and defective service pipes.

Why is the City conducting smoke testing?
The sanitary sewer system was not designed to handle storm water.  The storm water in the sanitary sewer system can cause sewage backups and results in extra water being treated at the wastewater treatment plant, which drives up sewer charges.

These tests help us identify breaks and defects in the sanitary sewer pipes.

Where will the testing be?
Several areas throughout Blue Springs will be smoke tested in Summer of 2013.  To see a map of the test areas, click here

To see a copy of the information packet about the testing, click here.

City of Blue Springs
903 West Main Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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