White Lake to smoke-test sewer lines

WHITE LAKE — The town of White Lake will perform a smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines in an effort to detect any defects starting the week of May 1.

“The ‘smoke’” that you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground or streets is non-toxic, harmless and creates no fire hazard,” said Timothy F. Frush, public works director. “Smoke should not enter your house unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps.”

Should smoke enter your home, you may contact a member of the smoke-testing crew working in the area and he will check to see if he can determine where and why the smoke entered your home.

The information gathered from this testing will be used to evaluate improvements to the Town’s sanitary sewer system which may help to reduce costs to operate the system.

All work should be completed within one week depending on weather conditions.