City to conduct smoke tests on wastewater lines

City to conduct smoke tests on wastewater lines

MARMADUKE, AR (KAIT) - The City of Marmaduke will begin smoke tests on the city's wastewater lines beginning in August.

The tests are expected to reveal possible leaks in the water lines and determine if any repairs will need to be made to help reduce operating costs for the city's system.

Faulty plumbing could allow sewer gasses to enter buildings, which could be harmful to citizen's health if measures aren't taken to correct the plumbing issue.

During testing, smoke may be seen rising from the outside vents of residences and businesses, which determines the plumbing is properly ventilated.

If you notice smoke inside your home or building, it could be a sign of faulty plumbing, improper connections, or dry traps on your plumbing.

If you see smoke indoors coming from under a sink or other fixtures, you are advised to contact a plumber.

The harmless, non-staining smoke will exit quickly by opening a window or ventilating your building.

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