The Greenwood Metropolitan District (GMD) may be smoke testing in your area as a part of a Sanitary Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES). The SSES is a vital step in helping bring Greenwood sewer system issues to light and aid GMD with meeting today’s regulatory requirements by identifying sources where rainwater can enter the system.
The smoke testing is a way of finding breaks or improper connections in sewer lines. The smoke is forced into the line and comes out of cracks, holes and other defects in the sewer system.
GMD crews notify the fire departments prior to performing the smoke testing procedure. It is normal to see smoke exit the vent stacks on your home or building during the smoke testing operation. Remember, the smoke is non-toxic, creates no fire hazard and will not harm children, pets or plants.
If you are in the areas of the smoke testing listed below, please run or pour water in all drains that are not often used, such as garage basement floor drains. If an excessive amount of smoke still enters your home, please call Shane Gardner @ 377-2307, Neal Fergueron @ 377-2296 or Chris Rearden @ 344-5883.
Week of July 16th – 20th GMD hopes to be in these areas, streets or businesses of Hard Labor “A” Creek Basin:
- Greenwood Mills Subdivision – Greenwood Plant
- Connie Maxwell Area
- Edgefield Street –Main Street South
- Spring Street – Franklin Subdivision – Self Regional Healthcare
- West Alexander – SCDOT and Hill & Dale areas