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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Smoke Testing Begins in New Rochelle

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

SMOKE TESTING TO BE PERFORMED ON OR ABOUT:
OCTOBER 31, 2016

THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL BE TESTED ON MONDAY OCTOBER 31 AND TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1:
Street Cross Street A Cross Street B
Wilputte Place Entire Street
Ronbru Dr Entire Street
Stuart Dr Entire Street
Rita Lane Entire Street
Short Lane Entire Street
Surrey Dr Entire Street
Ralph Rd Entire Street
Gaby Lane Entire Street
Seton Dr Entire Street
Hanson Ln Wilmot Rd
Victory ln Hanson ln Broadfield Rd
Van Etten Blvd James Dr Victory Blvd
Morrison Dr Entire Street
Mildred pkway Entire Street
Victory Rd Broadfield Rd
Lovell Rd Entire Street
Lovell Ln Entire Street
Taymil Rd Entire Street
Verdun Rd Entire Street
Van Meter Fenway Entire Street
Fenimore Rd Entire Street
Lord Kitchner Entire Street
Sunnyside Way Entire Street
Broadfield Rd Entire Street

The following robocall was sent to area homes on Friday October 28:
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.

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