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The Petersburg Public Utilities Department will conduct sewer line smoke testing during the weeks of August 13th – August 17th and August 20th - August 24th.
Testing will take place in the following areas:
Residents and businesses may see smoke coming from the vent located on the roof of their building, downspouts from gutters, and cleanouts located in the yard. This smoke is non-toxic and should not cause alarm.
If smoke is seen in these places, residents should run water in all sinks and drains to ensure there is a water seal to prevent smoke from entering the building.
If residents experience smoke appearing in their home or business and it is confirmed that the source is not through a plumbing fixture, they should call 911 immediately to report smoke.
For any questions about this program, please contact the Utilities Department at 804-733-2407.