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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Updated Streets: Smoke Testing in New Rochelle for next week

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 11/21/16:
Holly dr. – entire
Thomas pl. – entire
Crosby pl.- entire
Watkins pl. – entire
Muir Pl. – entire
Kress ave- entire
Woodbine ave – entire
Hemingway ave- entire
Horton ave – entire
Clinton ave – from Thomas pl. to dewitt pl
Dewitt pl. – entire
Winthrop ave – entire
Prince st – entire
Lathers park –entire
Arbor Glen – entire
Calhoun ave – from Lincoln ave to French ridge
Risley pl. – entire
French ridge – from webster to Calhoun ave
Winyah terrace- entire
Remington pl. – entire
Sheldon pl.-entire
Sickles ave – entire
Guion pl. – entire
Lockwood ave – entire
st. johns pl.- entire
4th st. – from Washington to sickles ave
Edgewood park – entire
Harold ct. – entire
Van guilder ave – entire
Warren st. – from Lockwood ave to Van Guilder
Morris St- entire
Rochelle pl. – entire
Beaufort pl. – from Hamilton ave to the Blvd
Manor pl. – from north ave to Beaufort pl.
Orchard pl. – entire
The Blvd – from manhatan ave to Orchard pl.
The Serpentine – From Manhattan ave to The Blvd
Manhattan ave - from the Blvd to The Circle
The Circle- Entire
May St. – Entire
Burling Lane-entire
Grand St.-entire
The following robocall was sent to area homes on Monday November 18:
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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