Sunday, September 19, 2021

Highland Village to smoke test sewer lines

Highland Village will smoke test the sewer lines in the highlighted areas.

The city of Highland Village will try to detect defects in its sewer system with smoke testing this week.

Highland Village has contracted with Pipeline Analysis to conduct smoke testing of the sewer lines, beginning Tuesday, weather permitting.

Smoke will exit through vent pipes on the roofs of homes and through sewer line breaks, according to the city.

The smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue, and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter your home unless defective plumbing exists or drain traps are dry.

If you have seldom used drains, the city requests you pour a gallon of water in the drain to fill the drain trap and help prevent the possibility of smoke entering your living areas through those drains.

Field crews will perform testing of all sewers in the area shown on the map. At no time will field crews have to enter your business or residence. For more information, call 800-637-0164.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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