Public Notice of Smoke Testing
Please be advised that over the next few weeks, there will be smoke testing of the sewer systems in various neighbourhoods.
These tests use non-toxic smoke to identify leaks or areas of cross-connections where rainwater or other surface drainage may enter the sanitary sewer.
During this time, you may see small volumes of test smoke coming from neighbouring roof vents or system manholes. The smoke should not enter your home or place of business. If it does, please contact Nick Schellenberg with SFE Global at 204-654-2713 ex. 1 and he will connect you with the outside field crews working in your area.
We ask that if you have floor drains in the basement floor of your home or business that you pour three (3) or four (4) cups of water into them to seal off the trap. If you have floor drains, it is a good idea to do this periodically to make sure sewer gases cannot get inside your home.
If you have any questions regarding the testing, you can contact Rezaur Bhuiyan at 780-594-4494 ex. 7975 or Colin Thibeau at 780-594-4494 ex. 7934.
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