City of Morganton crews were scheduled to conduct sewer line smoke tests in the areas of West Union Street, Mimosa Street, Aspen Lane and Asheville Street today (March 29) at 9 a.m.
In rare cases, citizens may see some smoke come through floor drains and roof vents. If your plumbing is in good condition and there is water in all of your traps, you should not have smoke enter your house. Sometimes sink traps on faucets that have not been used in a while or basement floor drains will allow smoke to enter a building. To prevent this, make sure to run water through all of your faucets for at least 30 seconds before the smoke testing starts this morning.
The smoke used for this smoke testing is a non‐toxic, non‐staining, and odorless mist. Smoke testing using this mist has been endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for more than 20 years as a good way of identifying sewer problems in need of repair.