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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CITY OF NEW HAVEN TO PERFORM SMOKE TESTING ON SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM

New Haven, Indiana – The City of New Haven will perform smoke testing on the sanitary sewer system to continue the next phase of this evaluation. Please note that “smoke” utilized in this testing process is safe for the community. This is a specific type of smoke testing which will not harm residents or their pets. The City would like to remind residents to add water to their sinks and floor drains to eliminate the non-toxic smoke from entering their homes during the smoke testing. If residents receive smoke within their residential structure or have concerns, please contact Utility Superintendent, Dave Jones at New Haven City Hall at 748-7056.

Smoke Testing Area: West of Broadway to Hartzell Road, and South of Rose Avenue to S.R. 930. Testing will begin July 10 and will run through July 21, 2017 (weather permitting).

Director of Engineering Keith Schlegel said, “We are performing a thorough evaluation of our sanitary sewer system. The evaluation is necessary because during heavy rain events, the sewer system in our neighborhoods is causing raw sewage to back up into some basements and causing the manholes to periodically overflow.”

For more information, please contact Superintendent of Utilities Dave Jones at (260) 748-7056 or (260) 414-9097, or Director of Engineering Keith Schlegel at (260) 748-7031.

ON SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM

New Haven, Indiana – The City of New Haven will perform smoke testing on the sanitary

sewer system to continue the next phase of this evaluation. Please note that “smoke” utilized in

this testing process is safe for the community. This is a specific type of smoke testing which

will not harm residents or their pets.

The City would like to remind residents to add water to their sinks and floor drains to eliminate

the non-toxic smoke from entering their homes during the smoke testing. If residents receive

smoke within their residential structure or have concerns, please contact Utility Superintendent,

Dave Jones at New Haven City Hall at 748-7056.

Smoke Testing Area: West of Broadway to Hartzell Road, and South of Rose Avenue to

S.R. 930. Testing will begin July 10 and will run through July 21, 2017 (weather

permitting).

Director of Engineering Keith Schlegel said, “We are performing a thorough evaluation of our

sanitary sewer system. The evaluation is necessary because during heavy rain events, the sewer

system in our neighborhoods is causing raw sewage to back up into some basements and

causing the manholes to periodically overflow.”

For more information, please contact Superintendent of Utilities Dave Jones at (260) 748-7056

POSTED: 07/08/17 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: News