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Posted on: November 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Smoke Testing Sewer Lines

Wright-Pierce will be conducting a smoke test of portions of the City's sanitary sewer system. This survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system.

The smoke you may see coming from building vent stacks, building roof leaders, the ground, or manholes is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, IS WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR, AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. Please do not be alarmed if you see this smoke in places shown in the graphic below.

Homeowners will receive notices in the form of door hangers prior to testing in their area. If the area near your home is set to be tested, please take note of the following:

  • The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up plumbing traps.
  • It is advisable for the homeowner to pour a gallon of water into floor drains/other plumbing fixtures after notice is received of nearby testing. 
  • If smoke enters your home or business, this is an indicator that sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. You should notify work crews if this occurs. If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call the contact below.
  • If there is any individual in your home or business who has respiratory problems and is immobile, please call the contact below prior to testing.
  • Please be advised that weather, weekends, and holidays may extend the announced testing schedule.

 CONTACT:  Steve Guerrette or Alex Liptak @ 207-725-8721

Smoke Test Example Graphic

Upcoming Streets

Testing during the week of December 7 is set to take place on the following streets. (Note: work will be completed as weather permits.)

  • Adams St
  • Federal Street
  • Franklin Street
  • Main Street
  • Washington Street


  • Acorn Street
  • Alfred Street
  • Atlantic Avenue
  • Bacon Street
  • Birch Street
  • Clarendon Street
  • Clark Street
  • Clark’s Court
  • Congress Street
  • Cottage Street
  • Dupont Avenue
  • Fall Street
  • Foss Street
  • Franklin Street
  • Free Street
  • Granite Street
  • Harrison Avenue
  • Hill Street
  • Jefferson Street
  • John Street
  • Lambert Street
  • Leon Street
  • Liberty Avenue
  • Meadow View Drive
  • Mt Vernon Street
  • Myrtle Street
  • Paul Street
  • Pool Street
  • Porter Street
  • Prospect Street
  • Raymond Street
  • Sheltra Avenue
  • Summer Street
  • Tachereau Avenue
  • Union Street
  • Victory Avenue
  • Vincent Avenue
  • Vine Street
  • Washington Street
  • Westfield Street
  • Westfield Street Ext         
  • Willett Street
  • Wilson Street
  • Windsor Lane
  • Winter Gdn
  • Winter Street

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

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