Hydrostructures, a contractor working on behalf of the Suffolk Department of Public Utilities, will be smoke testing the sanitary sewer system over the next five weeks within various areas of the City. All areas scheduled to be smoke tested will be notified with door hangers that describe the upcoming smoke testing efforts.
Smoke testing involves injecting opaque-colored smoke through the sanitary sewer pipes to locate and identify deficiencies that may contribute to sanitary sewer overflows. The smoke used for smoke testing is non-toxic, harmless, and creates no hazard.
During the week of July 12, 2021, smoke testing is scheduled to be conducted in several areas described as: (1) Kilby Shores, (2) Cedar Lake Shores, (3) Mill Creek Close, and (4) Lake Speight Colony.
During the week of July 19, 2021, smoke testing is scheduled to be conducted in several areas described as: (1) Wilroy Industrial Park, (2) Elephant’s Fork (3) Westhaven Lakes/Herons Pointe, and (4) Dayle Acres.
During the week of July 26, 2021, smoke testing is scheduled to be conducted in several areas described as: (1) Godwin Commerce Park, (2) Riverview, the area generally bounded by Fort Street, Western Avenue, and West Constance Road, (3) Church Street area generally bounded by West Constance Road, Church Street, Mahan Street, and Day Street, (4) Suffolk Executive Airport area generally bounded by Carolina Road, and Meadow Country Road, and (5) Kings Fork Farm, Kings Fork Village, Kings Fork High School and Kings Fork Middle School.
For information on smoke testing, the areas to be tested, and testing schedules, visit the project website, https://www.sufmom.com/smoketesting/, or contact Johnnie Godwin, Jacobs Engineering Project Manager, at (757) 710-4222, or Adam James, City of Suffolk, at (757) 514-7065.