City to Smoke Test Sewer Lines

Smoke Testing Sewer Lines

The City of Barnesville is conducting a smoke test

of its sanitary sewer system.


Work crews will be in your area starting March 2-6, 2020. A “SMOKE TEST” survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system.  The smoke you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD.

The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps.

It is advisable for the homeowner to pour a gallon of water into each floor drain prior to our testing.  If smoke enters your home, there is good reason to assume that dangerous sewer gases may also be entering your home or business.  You should evacuate immediately and notify our work crews.  If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call us at 770-358-0181.

Notice - Smoke Testing