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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Sewer smoke testing in Robberson and Woodland Heights neighborhoods starts Tuesday



The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing in the Robberson and Woodland Heights neighborhoods starting Tuesday, May 30. 

The sewers being tested are along Glenstone Avenue between Division Street and Chestnut Expressway. Testing will last one week, 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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