The City of Mountain Home wastewater department is still conducting a smoke testing on the sewer lines within the City & will continue until all sewer lines throughout the whole city have been completed. This smoke testing will be done at various times during the months upcoming. We are hoping to be finished with this by the end of June 2019. Things you will see during smoke testing may include smoke rising from the outside vents of the residents and businesses during the testing which is a sign that the plumbing is vented properly. If you experience smoke inside your residence or building it could be a sign of faulty plumbing, improper connections or dry traps on your plumbing. The smoke is harmless and non-staining and will exit quickly by opening a window or ventilating your building. If you experience smoke indoors coming from under sinks or any fixtures you need to contact a plumber to check your plumbing for the above mentioned problems. Faulty plumbing is a sign that sewer gases could be entering the building which can be harmful to your health when not corrected. The City is also conducting this test to locate leaks to the system to be repaired which will reduce our operating costs and utilities to the system.
City of Mountain Home Wastewater Department.