City of Arcadia, Florida

NOTICE TO CITY OF ARCADIA UTILITY CUSTOMERS

NOTICE TO CITY OF ARCADIA UTILITY CUSTOMERS

NOTICE TO CITY OF ARCADIA UTILITY CUSTOMERS:

To better serve you, the City of Arcadia will be smoke testing its sewers.  This is done periodically to locate sources of sewer odors, leaks and breaks in sewer lines.  The type of smoke used is harmless, white to yellowish-white in color, and may have a slight odor.

THE SMOKE TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE ON

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 THROUGH FRIDAY, JANUARY 12

SMOKE TESTING WILL BE DONE ONLY IN THE DAYLIGHT AND NEVER AT NIGHT

 

You may notice smoke coming from building sewer vents, gutters, and downspouts or out of the ground along sewer lines.

On the inside of your house, smoke or its odor may come out of the plumbing or fixtures. This should not happen if your plumbing is in good shape.  This is also an indication gases and odors from the sewer may enter your house or building which can be both unpleasant.  This could mean that sewer gases can find their way into your house which can be a health concern and dangerous.  If you have smoke in your home, we recommend you call a professional plumber to resolve the matter.

Location, identification, and correction of the source of smoke entering your house or building is urgently advised.  While the City of Arcadia Utility Department Staff will render all possible cooperation, the correction of any defects in the pipes and sewer on private property is the responsibility of the house or building owner.

The smoke is harmless to plants and animals and leaves no residuals or stains.  If smoke gets into your house, please ventilate your house immediately.   For questions or concerns call 863-990-1561.