Waterbury Connecticut, Water Pollution Control Department Conducts
Evaluation of Sewer System
The City of Waterbury, Connecticut has an ongoing effort to
make improvements to the sanitary sewer system. The work will consist of
external inspections of building services, smoke testing and manhole inspection
of the sewers in various locations throughout the City of Waterbury.
The smoke testing is scheduled to begin July 12th
and will continue for approximately two months. This work cannot be done
during rainfall or when the ground is saturated. The duration of the process
may be extended depending on weather.
Smoke testing is generally conducted in the public
right-of-way but field crews will be walking around each building to detect any
defects on service lines and conduct external building inspections. Field
crews will be wearing high visible vests with either Jacobs, Waterbury WPC or DPC
Engineering logos clearly visible.
The smoke that is used is non-toxic, harmless, odorless and
creates no fire hazard. Residents in the area of the smoke testing will receive
a door hanger that notifies them in advance when the testing will occur and
explains the process.
More information can be found on the Waterbury
WPC website https://www.waterburyct.org/services/water-pollution