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Monday, May 14, 2018

Sewer leak study underway
Newport Utilities says it will conduct a sanitary sewer evaluation study of the area around the City Park and Northwest. As part of the project, smoke testing will be performed on the gravity sewer lines in the area beginning today and continuing through Thursday. Smoke test surveys will assist inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system which allows unwanted rain and groundwater to enter the system. To perform the survey, smoke will be introduced into a manhole and forced down the sewer lines with the use of an air blower. Residents are advised that smoke can enter homes, offices, or places of business. Smoke will escape from the system at any point where there is a break in the line. In aqddition, smoke may rise from the ground in yards, stream banks, storm drains, etc. Smoke will also escape from manhole lids, vents on building roofs, cleanouts, and from underneath buildings if poor plumbing exists. The smoke used in this testing is non-toxic,non-staining and craetes no fire hazard. It does however have A slight odor, and is white to gray in color. Residents are advised to pour a gallon of water into every sink, tub, and floor drain that is not used every day. The procedure will fill plumbing traps and prevent smoke from entering the building. Customers need not be on site during the testing.


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