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News : Fire Department Responds To Calls As Smoke Testing Begins On Sewers
Posted by Randy on 2013/11/20 4:42:00 (417 reads) News by the same author

Smoke testing began Tuesday on Trenton's sanitary sewer system. The Trenton Fire Department has been responding to calls about smoke in buildings.
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At least four alarms were answered between 11 and 2 o'clock today. This involved two addresses on Rural and two others on 10th Street. In most cases, smoke can be dissipated by opening the windows. A fan can also be used for ventilation.

The company, TREKK Design Group, has been employed by the city to conduct a study to detect storm water inflow and infiltration into the sanitary sewer collection system. Excessive flow may create an increased risk of overflows and backups. Smoke testing helps to locate obstructions and defects in the sewer system.

If smoke is prevalent in a basement, it also can mean there may be plumbing problems.

A company spokesman, in announcement released October 24th, stated smoke will not enter houses if the plumbing is properly installed and drain traps are wet. Both the Trenton Fire Department and Trenton Municipal Utilities are advising the public that residents should make sure there's water in the drain traps of a basement. If not, add some water to the drain trap to help prevent sewer gases and odors. Fire Lieutenant Eric Lorenz described the smoke as a water-based fog solution that's harmless.

Trenton has been divided into sections for the smoke testing procedures.

Currently, the emphasis is on the central part of town: from East 6th Street to 13th Court and between Oklahoma and Harris Avenues. Notices explaining the smoke testing were to have been left this week on a door to door basis for the first area of Trenton affected.

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