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Village of Monee – Smoke Testing Area 2016

Notice: Smoke Testing Sewer Lines

In its ongoing efforts to improve the Village infrastructure, the Village of Monee will be conducting a program to identify locations where storm water is entering the sanitary sewer system. The study, being performed by the engineering firm Robinson Engineering, LTD, of Frankfort Illinois, includes smoke testing of the sanitary sewers in the areas noted on the map. Smoke testing is a simple means of locating openings in the sewer system that allow surface rainwater runoff to enter the sanitary sewers. Air combined with non-toxic smoke is forced into the sewer lines to disclose the location of connections and leaks. Smoke will appear where there are defects in the main sewer line or laterals (connection between the main line and a building) or where there are other connections to the sewer system such as roof drains, patio drains, and footing drains. Smoke should not enter buildings unless there are dried-up drain traps or an improper sewer connection. To help prevent smoke from entering your home, please pour water into sinks and floor drains. You should always feel free to call 911 in an emergency. However, if you believe smoke is entering your home from smoke testing, please contact a member of the Robinson field crew if they are still on your street. If the field crew is no longer in the area you may contact Robinson Engineering at (815) 412-2025. The smoke is non-toxic, creates no fire hazard, leaves no residue, dissipates quickly, and is harmless. However, if someone in your home has respiratory problems, you may wish to take extra precautions on your own, such as leaving your home until the smoke testing is completed. The smoke testing is scheduled to be started on September 12, 2016 in the south basin then will proceed to the east basin and end in the north basin. This testing is anticipated to be completed by September 23, 2016. From the hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm.

If you have questions please call Rodney Phillippi at Robinson Engineering at (815) 412-2025

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