“Public Utilities has contracted with Hydrostructures and RJN Group to conduct testing and surveying of the City’s sanitary sewer system. You may notice Hydrostructures or RJN Group crews in your neighborhood.”

View notice & more details at VBGov.com:

By watching to see where smoke escapes, crews can identify problem areas in the pipes for further sanitary sewer investigation techniques. Smoke may be seen coming from manhole covers, storm inlets, or holes in the ground. On occasion, smoke may be seen coming from building foundations or roof vent stacks. However, the smoke should not enter your home or business unless you have defective plumbing or dried-up drain traps. If you have any seldom used drains, pouring water into the drain to fill the trap will help prevent sewer gases or odors and smoke from entering your home or business.

Your neighborhood should receive flyers on your doors alerting you to the day it’ll be done.

One thought on ““Public Utilities has contracted with Hydrostructures and RJN Group to conduct testing and surveying of the City’s sanitary sewer system. You may notice Hydrostructures or RJN Group crews in your neighborhood.”

  1. After a heavy rainfall, all too often some of the Shore Drive Beach areas will be closed because of “high bacteria levels”, usually east or west of the Lynnhaven bridge. The adjacent inner inlet is not usually closed. This makes it look like the source was other than the inlet itself. There may be many reasons for this, but I think polluted water just doesn’t happen from the storm water drains after a heavy rain. The pollution obviously has to come from a source and it is not just a few dogs and geese. Maybe this testing and surveying of our sewer systems can show the source of this storm flushed pollution.

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