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Sanitary sewer system test in Princeton

PRINCETON — Sewer smoke testing for the city of Princeton will take place the week of Oct. 7. As part of efforts to reduce clear-water entry into the sanitary sewer system, testing of the sewers will be conducted in the following areas: east side of Main Street south of Park Avenue to Thompson Street; Church Street and Chestnut Street south of Park Avenue; Thompson Street east to Euclid Avenue; Lake Street; Oak Street; North Euclid Avenue between Hudson Street and Warren Street; Hudson Street; Franklin Street; Jacqualine Lane; Fox Creek; and Linwood Drive.

During the examination, a dense smoke will be blown through the sanitary sewers from a manhole. Smoke will then appear from any roof drains, catch basins or house vent stacks connected to the system. The appearance of smoke from house vent stacks is normal and does not indicate a defect in the plumbing.

Smoke may appear in basements by means of unused floor drains, disconnected or faulty plumbing fixtures or/and direct opening to the house lateral. To reduce this possibility, pour water down all floor drains, sinks or other plumbing fixtures.

The smoke used for the tests is non-staining and will disappear rapidly without leaving a residual odor. If smoke should appear in your building during the test, leave the building and contact a member of the survey team.

For more information, contact the city of Princeton at 815-879-3961 or Visu-Sewer, Inc. at 800-876-8478.

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