Sunday, February 25, 2018

notice smallSuncoast Infrastructure, a contactor working for the City, will begin tests of Vicksburg sanitary sewer system.

Testing will take place starting on approximately 8 June 2015 and will wrap up by the end of September.

Field personnel with the contractor will release a non-toxic and non-staining test smoke into the manholes, which will travel through the sanitary sewer system in order to detect and breaks or leaks in the city's system.

Every fiscal year, a different section of the sewer system is tested. Approximately 20 miles of sewer lines are tested throughout the year.

Testing will take place in throughout the City of Vicksburg.

Residents should expect to see smoke being released from plumbing vents, which are located on the roof top. Smoke being released from these vents is a clear indication of a properly installed plumbing system.

Tips for residents:

• It is recommended to pour one gallon of water into the drain traps of floors, sinks, showers, and tubs. This will help prevent sewer gases or smoke from entering a home or business.
• If the non-toxic smoke enters a resident or business, this is a sign of a defect in the plumbing. When this occurs, there is no need to contact emergency services. Open a window or door for ventilation, note the location of the smoke, and contact a qualified plumber.
• Anyone with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions should not stay in a building, where smoke has entered, as precautionary measure.



Please contact the City of Vicksburg or the James C. Nelson, the engineer on the project if you have any questions.


To learn more about this situation and for updates, please contact:

Garnet Van Norman, Public Works Director                    James C. Nelson, P. E.Sr. Vice President
The City of Vicksburg                                                           Allen & Hoshall
P.O. Drawer 150                                                                   713 South Pear Orchard Road, Suite 100
Vicksburg, MS 39180                                                          Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office: (601) 634-4555                                                       601.977.8993 main l 601.977.8924 fax   
Fax: (601) 636-5206                                                            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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