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Village of Ellenville ~ 2 Elting Court Ellenville, NY 12428 ~ 845.647.7080
July 14, 2014
Notice of Smoke Testing
This week the Village of Ellenville will be smoke testing the sanitary sewer lines in your area. Work will occur Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Notification will occur again one or two days before the test.
The Village of Ellenville will be doing smoke testing to the sanitary sewer lines in your area. These tests involve blowing harmless smoke into parts of the sewer system to find damage, improper connections, and where unwanted water may be entering the Village’s sewer system. As a result, smoke may be seen coming from roof vents, building foundations, catch basins, clean-outs, down spouts, sewer laterals or manhole covers. The smoke will not enter your home or business if it is properly plumbed, vented and the water traps contain water.
Recommendation for Residents:
If you have a bathroom or plumbing fixture that is not used or seldom used, traps should be filled by running water in the fixtures the day before scheduled smoke testing. Water can evaporate from unused plumbing fixtures and sewer gases can enter the home. Water should be added on a monthly basis thereafter in order to prevent sewer gas from entering the home or office.
The smoke used is a non-toxic substance that is harmless to humans, pets, food and material items. Since vapor can be an irritant, direct contact with the “smoke” may cause minor respiratory irritation in some people. If the smoke does enter the building, it will clear in a few minutes with proper ventilation. Please advise any member of the smoke testing crew if any leakage occurs in your home or business. Additionally, if you have any questions about the test health issues, or any other concerns, feel free to ask a crew member, or contact the Sewer Department at 647-9080.
Your presence is not required during this test, and all public safety authorities have been notified of this event. We would appreciate it if you would mention this notice to your neighbors in case they have not received a notice.
We thank you for your cooperation.
We would like to welcome you to the Village of Ellenville, New York.
We are situated at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, just two hours north of New York City and hour and a half from Albany.
The Village government provides many services that people need in their community, and many of its departments are staffed with professional service men and women. There are many recreational and educational resources contained within the boundaries of the Village of Ellenville.
We hope that our new website offers valuable information about the Village of Ellenville, its citizens, town wide services and amenities. Thank you for taking the time to visit. We hope that you will come to visit us in person and perhaps stay and become part of the fabric of Ellenville - the place we call home.
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