Smoke Testing

Smoke Testing began on Monday, October 31 2016.
A list of streets follows below.


The following flyer is being circulated in impacted areas:
PLEASE READ
NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS
SMOKE TESTING OF SEWERS

AS REQUIRED BY NEW YORK STATE, SEWERS IN YOUR AREA WILL BE SMOKE TESTED FOR LEAKS DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS, WEATHER PERMITTING. A LIGHT-GRAY TRACING SMOKE IS BLOWN INTO THE MUNICIPAL SEWER TO LOCATE LEAKS. THE SMOKE IS NOT HARMFUL AND SHOULD NOT ENTER YOUR PREMISES UNLESS THERE IS A LEAK PRESENT. YOUR COOPERATION IS REQUESTED TO NOTIFY PERSONS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OF THESE TESTS; YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED 

IF YOU DETECT SMOKE IN YOUR BUILDING, JUST OPEN A WINDOW. THE SMOKE WILL DISSIPATE QUICKLY. ALSO NOTIFY THE MEN IN THE STREET THAT ARE CONDUCTING THE TEST THAT, SMOKE ENTERED YOUR BUILDING.

TO PREVENT SMOKE FROM COMING UP THROUGH BASEMENT FLOOR DRAINS, POUR WATER INTO THE DRAINS TO MAKE CERTAIN TRAPS ARE FULL. SINK TRAPS AND OTHER PLUMBING FIXTURES, ESPECIALLY IN SPARE BATHROOMS, SHOULD ALSO BE CHECKED TO MAKE CERTAIN TRAPS CONTAIN WATER.

CLEAN-OUT PLUGS SHOULD BE TIGHTLY SEALED. DURING THIS TESTING, YOU MAY ALSO NOTICE SMOKE COMING FROM DOWN SPOUTS OR FROM PLUMBING VENT STACKS ON THE ROOF OF YOUR HOUSE OR YOUR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY OF NEW ROCHELLE AT 235-4029

The following streets will be tested the week of 2/13:

Faneuil pl. – Webster ave to Faneuil pl.

Irving pl. – Webster ave to Faneuil pl. 

Clinton Ave Ave – Eastchester rd to Thomas pl.

Whitfield ter. –  We

Rotunno pl. – Entire

Hillside ave – Eastchester ave to Mayflower ave 

Fern st. - Eastchester ave to Mayflower

Clove rd. – Eastchester to Coligni ave

My. Joy – Entire

White Oak st. – Entire

Summit ave – Entire

Coligni ave – Webster ave to north ave

Chauncey ave – Entire

Hilltop ave- Entire

St.Pauls pl. – Entire

Thomas pl. – Entire

Leffingwell pl. – Entire

Shudy pl. – Entire

Beechmont Dr. – North ave to Pinebrook blvd.

Pine brook blvd – North and south side around lake

Pinebrook rd. – 5th ave to beechmont dr. 

Barnard rd – Entire

 

The following robocall was sent to area homes on Friday February 10:
This is an important message from the City of New Rochelle regarding sewer smoke testing in your neighborhood on Monday October 21 and Tuesday, November 1. Sewers in your area will be smoke tested for leaks. The smoke is not harmful but may be seen from street sewers, or from homes in down spouts or pluming vent stacks. Flyers with further details will be circulated to affected streets and are available on the City website www.newrochelleny.com.