ORISKANY NEXT SITE FOR SMOKE TESTING
Smoke testing moves to the Village of Oriskany beginning Tuesday, August 11, in the next phase of engineering analysis being performed as part of the Oneida County Sewer District Sanitary Sewer System Overflow Abatement project.
The process of testing sewer lines for leaks, broken pipes, and faulty connection is a standard industry practice. Smoke testing is done by pumping non-toxic, non-odorous, artificially-created smoke into the sewer lines through manholes, and monitoring where the smoke exits. The artificial smoke presents no hazard and dissipates with a few minutes, according to Steve Devan, Oneida County Commissioner of Water Quality and Water Pollution control.