Crew members inform a Valdosta restaurant about the upcoming smoke testing
Smoke rises from a manhole during phase one of the smoke testing in February
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
The city of Valdosta is right on schedule with the goal of smoke testing the city's entire sewer system by 2018.
Phase two of the smoke testing began Monday. A crew from The Constantine Group, which the city contracted with to do the smoke testing, handed out flyers to businesses near the Valdosta Mall and the city of Remerton Monday afternoon, alerting them of the upcoming smoke testing.
Weather permitting, smoke testing will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., starting Tuesday.
"We're gonna be over there by the Valdosta Mall and a portion of Remerton," said Sheldon Irvin, Valdosta Utilities Superintendent. "The purpose is to identify and repair stormwater inflow and infiltration and any grease blockages we may have."
Phase two is expected to last for the next 10 weeks. Phase three is expected to begin in July of 2015.