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Smoky sewers coming to select parts of Penticton next week

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September 14, 2017 - 2:12 PM

PENTICTON - The City of Penticton will begin sanitary sewer testing next week.

A contractor has been hired to perform smoke testing of sewers in parts of the city beginning Sept. 18.

The City says the testing will take place in an area roughly bounded by Government Street to the east, Duncan Avenue to the south, Wade Avenue to the north, and Moose Jaw and Timmins Street to the west.

Smoke testing is undertaken to find storm water entering the sanitary sewer system in an effort to reduce the amount of rain water needlessly treated by the wastewater treatment plant.

The smoke is harmless, non-toxic and leaves no residue, but some residents may find it a breathing irritant, the City says. Those experiencing issues are advised to open doors and windows until the smoke dissipates.

For more information you can call the City at 250-490-2500.

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