For Immediate Release
City conducting smoke testing today
The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services Division is testing sanitary sewers today to find leaks in the system with a non-toxic, odorless smoke today within the following boundaries:
North: East Battlefield Road
South: East Shady Glen Drive
West: South Stewart Avenue
East: South Barnes Avenue
Smoke will be blown into the sewer manholes in the street, and will travel through the pipes and will come out wherever there are broken pipes and where roof downspouts, outside area drains, or foundation drains, are connected to the sanitary sewers.
Springfield conducts smoke testing in different parts of the city, in order to locate improper connections, make repairs, test repair methods, and develop a long-term Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Plan.
# # #
For more information, please contact Steve Meyer, Department of Environmental Services, at 417-864-2047.