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Sewer Smoke Testing Along 31st Street South on Wednesday, October 28

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 27, 2015) – Workers from the St. Petersburg Water Resources Department will be performing sanitary sewer smoke testing on Wednesday, October 28 from 8 a.m. to noon along 31st St. S from 1st Ave. S to 5th Ave. S. Door hangers will be left at businesses included in the testing area today.

Smoke Testing is performed as part of an on-going preventative maintenance plan to locate potential sources of inflow into the sanitary sewer system.

Smoke may enter buildings through dry floor drains, utility traps (toilets, showers or sinks not used on a regular bases), or through faulty pipes or seals. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining and does not leave any residue. If smoke is seen in the building, simply open windows or doors and exit area.

If smoke is detected please check with the city crew on site performing the test or call Terrell Holmes, Utility Service Coordinator, Water Resources Department at 727-892-5663

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