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The following flyer is being circulated in impacted areas:PLEASE READNOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTSSMOKE 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 ON WEDNESDAY NOV. 2:Seton Drive – EntireSurrey Drive- EntireRalph Rd. – Entire Short Lane – EntireRita Lane- entireBeverly Rd- EntireAurora lane – entireHanson lane – Between Aurora to WilmontSunnyside way – entireLord Kitchener Rd. – entireVerdun ave – Between Lord Kitchener & Broadfield ave
THE FOLLOWING STREETS WERE SCHEDULED FOR TESTING 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 RdVan Etten Blvd James Dr Victory BlvdMorrison 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.