Sewer line smoke testing resumes today in north Carmel


Carmel Utilities will resume smoke testing of the sewer lines in the northern part of the city today.

The entire project will take approximately three to four weeks, depending on weather. Hours of testing will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Personnel on site will knock on homeowners’ doors the morning of each testing to inform anyone at home. A Carmel firefighter and a utilities employee will be on site each day to respond to any concerns from citizens.  Signage will also be placed around the neighborhoods affected.

During smoke testing, residents may see smoke in or near the home, which indicates that the plumbing needs attention. Those who see smoke may look for crews outside and notify them so they can help identify where the smoke entered your home.

Normally, it’s something simple like a dry plumbing trap or a bad wax ring on a toilet. Smoke in the home during this time could indicate that sewer gas could enter the home and needs to be addressed.

For more information, contact Carmel Utilities Collection System Manager Joseph W. Faucett at 317-571-2634 extension 1636 or [email protected].

*Source: City of Carmel 


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