Smoke testing will occur in Rose Hill/Belfair area
BJWSA will be smoke testing in the Rose Hill/Belfair area June 26, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Smoke testing is a method used to inspect both the main lines and laterals. This is a fairly simple process that consists of blowing smoke mixed with large volumes of air into the sanitary sewer line and is usually induced through the manhole. Smoke travels throughout the system, identifying problems in all connected lines—even sections of line that were not known to exist or thought to be independent or unconnected. Smoke will identify broken manholes, uncapped lines, cracked mains, laterals and more.
Customers should run faucets before smoke testing begins to ensure there are no dry p-traps. Specifically, if there is a bathroom infrequently used, the p-traps will dry out. Ensuring that the p-traps are full will prevent smoke from getting inside the home. If smoke does get inside the home, it is inert and not harmful to humans or pets.
We are smoke testing this basin because we are having repeated issues with inflow and infiltration during rain events. The smoke will indicate if there are breaks in any main or illicit taps.
For easy payment 24/7 call 888 826-7658.
Customers can also pay online at www.bjwsa.org.
The phone number 888-826-7658 will not allow payments if the current due date has passed, but online the amount could be modified.
Scheduled shutdowns are listed on our Known Water Outages page
Due to multiple shutdowns in our service areas, we have listed scheduled shutdowns on the following page: Known Water Outages. Visit this page for our current shutdowns and view the maps for detailed locations.
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