Whitewater Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing Delayed by Weather, Continuing Week of 9/23

Due to frequent wet weather, utility staff was unable to complete smoke testing of the entire work area last week. Therefore, smoke testing will continue, as weather conditions allow, during the week of September 23rd. City staff will maintain daily communication with both the Police and Fire Departments to keep them aware of our progress.

Testing will be initiated through the opening of manholes in the streets and utility easements. This testing is being done to identify leaks, cracks or cross connections in the sanitary sewer. Notice will be provided to residential and business customers in advance of the testing. It is recommended that customers add one gallon of water to all drains prior to testing. Should smoke enter your home or business, please contact a member of the smoke testing crew working in your area.

Detailed information including a map of the area is available at https://www.whitewater-wi.gov/457/Smoke-Testing. The area generally includes everything from Main Street south to the city limits, from Cravath Lake west to Pleasant Street. Questions can be directed to the Wastewater Utility department Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at (262) 473-0560.

The City of Whitewater provides efficient and high quality services which support living, learning, playing and working in an exceptional community. Visit www.whitewater-wi.gov for community information and updates.

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