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Smoke testing of sewers planned this week in Sulphur

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SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

Sulphur officials have announced smoke testing of sanitary sewers in the city. Testing will begin Tuesday and will continue through Thursday afternoon.

According to Sulphur Mayor Chris Duncan, the testing is part of an ongoing effort to make improvements to the Sulphur Wastewater Treatment and Collection System.

Duncan said the testing will be conducted to identify inflow sources, which consist of storm water, surface water, roof runoff and subsurface drainage that enters the sewer system. 

"The purpose will be to locate any infiltration from rain water which may be going into the city's wastewater system," Duncan said.

The area affected is:

Melanie Drive, from 1503 Melanie Drive, east to end of street;

Briarwood Drive; and

West side of South Beglis Parkway, from southeast corner of Kroger parking lot to Argin Street.

Duncan said during the testing, residents may see smoke coming out of drain boxes, yards, ditch areas, manholes or vent pipes on roofs of houses. 

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