The Village will be SMOKE TESTED on November 9-10, 2017 starting at 8 A.M.
This testing uses a WHITE SMOKE, that is forced through the sewer lines, using air pressure, to help locate any INFLOW/INFILTRATION AREAS in the sewer system caused by breaks in the lines, condition of manholes, broken clean-outs, and also it will help locate any UNLAWFUL SEWER CONNECTIONS, such as; Downspouts, Weep Tiles, and Sump Pumps discharging into the sanitary sewer.
If anyone, has any medical problems, such as having to use OXYGEN, BREATHING PROBLEMS, or has need of further knowledge about this test procedure, you are to contact the Village Office, so that the Office Staff can make arrangements to assist you.
This testing of the sanitary sewer collection system will help locate sources of inflow/infiltration, and when these problem areas are corrected this will reduce the amount of water in the waste water system that the community has to pump and treat, thus, help reduce the costs of operation and maintenance. The Village is being assisted in this project, by the MICHIGAN RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION.