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Posted on: October 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City to Conduct Sewer Smoke Test in October; Test Will Identify Leaks or Defects

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The City of Twin Falls in conjunction with their consultant, Murrysmith will be performing a smoke test in the sanitary sewer within the next few weeks. This testing will occur in the areas shown in the maps below. Personnel associated with this study will have proper identification and vehicles will be clearly marked and recognizable.

The objective of this test is to locate leaks, breaks, and defects in the sewer system. The smoke can also help identify areas of excess water inflow and infiltration. The results of the smoke testing will be used to identify sewer service areas that maybe experiencing issues in need of improvement.

The smoke used for smoke testing is non-toxic, non-hazardous, and manufactured specifically for this purpose. It leaves no residual or stains and has no effect on plants or animals. The smoke should not enter buildings, but if it does, it will have a distinct odor and should only last a few minutes with proper ventilation. If you do discover smoke in your structure, please open windows, and doors to allow smoke to leave.

The Twin Falls Fire Department, Twin Falls Police Department, and Twin Falls Dispatch Office have been made aware of the smoke testing project areas and schedule. Additional information is available on the City of Twin Falls webpage:

We appreciate the public's patience and understanding and will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience or disruptions this project may have. Questions or concerns should be directed to Jason Brown, Environmental Engineer, at or 208-735-7248.

October 2020 Testing Areas

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