Town of Barnstable to Conduct Smoke Testing and Voluntary Building Inspections

MARSTON MILLS – The Town of Barnstable will begin smoke and voluntary building inspections taking place in Marstons Mills next week.

During the test, white smoke will be introduced to the sanitary sewer system via a smoke-generating machine. After the smoke is introduced, it will vent from holes in manhole covers located in the street, and from plumbing vent pipes located on, or near, your roof surface.

The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, and will dissipate quickly through open windows. If you have a lung ailment or respiratory condition such as asthma or emphysema, stay away from the smoke.

As for the voluntary building inspections, they will be conducted by the town’s wastewater consultant, Weston & Sampson, in a “door-to-door” style fashion, and will last for approximately 10-15 minutes.

Teams will evaluate the basement or equivalent lowest level of each building to determine if any of the common sources of inflow such as sump pumps, floor drains, etc. are connected to the sewer system.

The exterior of each building will also be checked for potential inflow sources.

Testing will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on July 12th, weather pending.

In order to ensure client safety, testing personnel will have current Weston & Sampson ID cards on hand during all interactions with the public.

Any questions should be directed to Weston & Sampson at (774) 251-3150.



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