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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Updated Streets: Smoke Testing 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

THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL BE TESTED ON THE WEEK OF 11/7/16:
Amanda Ln - Entire
Carlisle Rd - Entire
Crestwood Ln - Entire
Croft Terrace - Entire
Gerada Ln - Entire
Overhill Rd - Entire
Oxford Rd - between Trenor Dr and Oxford Pl
Pine Park DR - Entire
Silver Birch Dr - Entire
Starr Terrace - between Oxford Rd and Trenor Dr
Sussex Road - between Amanda Ln and Gerada Ln
Trenor Dr - between Oxford Pl and Oxford Rd


Devonshire Rd - Entire
Forest Ave - between Beechmont Dr and Highwood Ave)
Highwood Ave - Entire
Kingsbury Rd
Knollwood Dr - between Highwood Ave and Beechtree Dr
Larchwood Rd - Entire
London Terrace - Entire
Lotus Rd - Entire
Linwood Rd - Entire
Maywood Rd - Entire
Mulberry Ln - Entire
Pebbleway Rd - Entire
Rugby Rd - Entire
Wood lawn - Ave

Wykagyl Dr - Entire

The following robocall was sent to area homes on Monday November 7:
This is an important message from the City of New Rochelle regarding sewer smoke testing in your neighborhood. Sewers in your area will be smoke tested for leaks beginning November 8. 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. Thank you.

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