The City of Medford has been conducting a study of the Sanitary Sewer Collection System in North Medford/Heights. As part of this study, work crews will be conducting SMOKE TESTING of the City’s sanitary sewer system. The results of this study will provide the City with an assessment of the condition of the Sanitary Sewer Collection System.
A smoke test survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke you may see coming from the vent stacks and roof leaders on houses or businesses or from holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, IS WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR, AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your home or business unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain pipes.
Work crews from WRIGHT-PIERCE will be in the area noted starting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. It is advisable for the home or business owner to pour a gallon of water into floor drains/other plumbing fixtures prior to the start of testing on July 25th. If smoke enters your home or business, this is a good indicator that sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. You should notify our work crews in this event. If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call Wright-Pierce at (603) 606-4420.
This work is being managed by the City of Medford Department of Public Works Engineering Division. To verify a specific contractor observed in the field, please contact the City of Medford Department of Public Works Engineering Division at (781) 393-2474.