"Providing Hometown Reliability"
Please be advised that Marshall Municipal Utilities and personnel from Burns & McDonnell will be conducting smoke testing on the sanitary sewer lines in the City during the period of: August 14, 2023 - September 22, 2023. MMU is conducting smoke testing in order to possibly:
The smoke that you will see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is non-toxic, non-staining, odorless, white to gray in color and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter your building unless you have defective plumbing or dry drain traps. While we have no reason to expect difficulties, we wanted to make you aware of coming activities. Your patience and cooperation is very much appreciated.
Steps You Can Take to Assist with the Tests and Limit Smoke inside Your Home:
The smoke should not enter buildings unless leaks or plumbing defects exist. To prevent smoke from rising out of appropriately-connected drains inside your home, please make sure that traps for all basement floor drains and other sink traps and plumbing fixtures are full of water by pouring approximately 24 ounces of water in each drain before the scheduled test. Smoke may be visible from your downspout (gutters), which means they are connected to the sanitary sewer system, no need to be alarmed.