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Smoke Testing Sanitary Sewer System – Vine Street

The Village of Barnesville Water Department with the assistance of the Ohio Rural Water Association will be smoke testing the sanitary sewer system on Vine Street and the immediate surrounding areas on Wednesday March 1st, 2023 weather permitting.

Please be aware of this test date as smoke could infiltrate your home. The village sanitary sewer lines will be filled with a machine made smoke via the manholes throughout the area. We will then check to see if smoke is rising from resident’s downspouts or from around their foundations. This harmless smoke could enter your home through basement floor drains if proper traps were not installed when your home was built. These traps are standard plumbing installation procedures that are designed to prevent sewer gas from entering your residence. If you are aware that these traps do not exist in your residence, then you may want to plug the floor drains on this date to keep this situation from occurring. Traps that do exist should be filled with water to full capacity.

Feel free to contact the Barnesville Water Department at (740) 425-3672 or the Village Administrator at (740) 425-1880 with any questions that may arise in regards to this matter.

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