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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Sewer smoke testing in Oak Grove neighborhood to begin June 22



The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services division will perform smoke testing in the FC15 sewer basin beginning the week of June 22. The Fassnight Creek 15 basin is located in the Oak Grove neighborhood, roughly south of E. Grand Street between Barnes Avenue and Belcrest Avenue.

Testing will last 1-2 weeks, weather permitting.

Smoke testing is conducted to locate leaks in the sanitary sewer system. Harmless, odorless smoke is blown into sewer manholes in the street, goes through the pipes and comes out where there are broken pipes and where roof downspouts, outside area drains, or foundation drains are connected to the sanitary sewers.

The smoke testing program is part of the City's $200 million overflow control plan to reduce sanitary sewer overflows in Springfield’s aging sewer system over the next 10 years.


For more information, contact Stephanie Pearce at 417-874-1295.

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