June 27, 2014

News Release

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 Barataria Street
South: East Mimosa Street
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.

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For more information, please contact Steve Meyer, Department of Environmental Services, at 417-864-2047.

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Department of Environmental Services

Environmental Resource Center • 290 E. Central St. • Springfield, MO 65801
Springfield, Missouri 65802 • 417-864-1904 • springfieldmo.gov