Crews Warn Rockport Residents of Smoke Tests in Sewer System
ROCKPORT (Kiii News) -
If you live in Rockport and happen to see smoke coming out of your home's sewer vents, work crews want you to know that there's nothing wrong -- they're just running tests.
The inspections will be happening throughout Rockport next week. Smoke will be pumped into the sewer lines to help detect any possible leaks.
On Thursday, crews were checking manholes to take GPS measurements.
"If they have any kind of plumbing, any problem with the plumbing in the walls, and don't know about it, when we do the smoke testing it will come out in the house," said Danny Cox, supervisor of Water Distribution Waste Water. "Otherwise, a house that is plumbed right, everything's right, it will come out the vents in the roof. Even though they panic when they see the smoke, it is not toxic. It is not harmful."
The tests are supposed to ensure the integrity of the City's sewer system in the event of a flood.