Clarks Summit, South Abington Joint Sewer Authority to perform smoke tests


First Posted: 8/6/2008

As part of an ongoing effort to improve sanitary sewer service in the Clarks Summit, South Abington Joint Sewer Authority has contracted with Mr. Rehab Inc. to conduct smoke testing on the main sanitary sewer lines along Route 6 and 11 in South Abington Township to locate sources of rainwater inflow to the sewer.
The testing will occur during the week of August 4 to 8 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the testing, gray smoke will exit from the vent pipes on the rooftops and from breaks in the sewer lines. The smoke used is not harmful to people or furnishing. It is almost odorless and leaves no residue. The smoke cannot enter buildings unless there is a defect in the plumbing or a dry trap in a seldom used sink or drain.
Any smoke detected within a building should be reported to the field workers doing the testing or by calling the Clarks Summit, South Abington Joint Sewer Authority at 587-2830.

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