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City of Jackson - Sewer Smoke Testing, June 2019

Public Works Department


The City of Jackson will be smoke testing portions of the sewer collection system this June 2019, starting on June 24th and continuing for a couple days thereafter.   

The smoke testing will be conducted in the older parts of town.  Smoke Testing is an integral part of this maintenance program aimed at reducing rainwater and ground water infiltrating the sewers.  The smoke will escape through cracks, breaks, storm water tie-ins such as rain leaders, and uncapped clean-outs.

The Smoke is nontoxic and will not harm anyone but occasionally smoke will come out of drains in houses that are not piped properly.  If this happens at your house or business, we suggest you contact the building inspector and a plumber to fix the problem as soon as possible, because if the smoke gets in your house so will sewer gases which could be toxic or explosive if the right conditions exist.

Once we get going and find out how long it is going to take us for each section, we will be able to inform the public more closely the area where we will be working.

If there are questions, please direct them to Max Godde at (209) 256-1256, as asking the crew will only slow them down and prolong the project.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Thank you,

Max Godde, Superintendent of Public Works

City of Jackson Public Works Department