The Wastewater Collection Department will periodically test the sewer system for inflow or infiltration.
The most cost effective method is Smoke Testing. A powerful ventilator will introduce non-toxic smoke into the sanitary system.
Smoke testing will:
- Identify the source of fresh water inflow into the sanitary system,
- Identify problems on private property,
- Identify problems inside the home such as bad pipes or dry traps,
- Identify illegal connections.