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Smoke testing underway in Johnson City

Contributed To The Press • Oct 16, 2018 at 10:05 AM

As part of the Water and Sewer Services Department’s comprehensive maintenance program, crews will begin smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines in the Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant collection system next week. Smoke testing helps the City determine points where, during rain events, extra water can enter the system.

· Crews will begin near Miami Drive from King Springs Road to Daytona Drive.

Testing will then continue in the areas of:

· Sunrise Terrace

· Daytona Court

· Daytona Drive

· East Maple Street from East Highland Road to Grande Avenue

· Grand Avenue

· Grand Avenue Extension

· Baker Street

· Young Street

· Circle Road

· Southview Drive

· Hiwassee Hill Drive

· Hiwassee Hill Extension

· Edgehill Circle

· Ridgefield Drive

· Ravine Drive

· Hiwassee Heights Drive

· Milligan Highway near Twin Oaks Drive to Hiwassee Heights Drive

· Twin Oaks Drive

· Quarry Road

· South Roan Street from University Parkway to Plymouth Road

· Lafe Cox Drive

· University Parkway from Cherokee Road to near South Roan Street

· Hoover Street

· West Magnolia Avenue

· Knox Street

· Holly Street

· Holly Hill Subdivision

· Buffalo Street from Holly Street to University Parkway

· Linden Avenue

· Sinking Creek Road from Elizabethton Highway to near Weaver Hill Road

· King Springs Road

· Ferrell Drive

· Preston Road

· Stoneybrook Subdivision

· Meadow View Addition

· The Village at King Springs

· Bell Ridge Road

· East Ridge Subdivision

· Preservation Pointe

· Ocala Drive

· Dave Buck Road from King Springs Road to Greenlee Road

· Fox Road

· Pearman Road

· John Exum Parkway from near North Roan Street to West Market Street

· Science Hill High School

· Gilmer Park

· Highland Heights

· West Park Addition

· Big Springs Addition

· Gardenview Subdivision

· Dunbar Development

· Carver Park

· HH Carr Addition.

Smoke testing is expected to continue through the end of November.

During the test, City crews will send white smoke designed for this type of testing into the sanitary sewer system by blowing it into a manhole. It is then forced out through lines and cracks, openings, or plumbing vents on or near roof tops. The smoke is safe, odorless, non-toxic and non-staining.

Testing can provide a service to homeowners. If home plumbing systems are correctly installed and well-vented with working water traps, smoke should not enter the home. If smoke enters your home, there are deficiencies in your plumbing system. Please call 461-1646 for more information.

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