Share this article

print logo


There will be more smoke-testing of sanitary sewer mains in the Town of Hamburg.

The next area to be tested is north of the Milestrip Expressway, east of South Park Avenue, south of Willett Road and west of the Thruway.

The program is scheduled to begin Monday and be completed by Oct. 15. Daily hours will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A notice is being sent to all residents within the study area and local fire chiefs and the Town of Hamburg dispatchers in case they receive calls from residents who see the smoke.

Recent testing in the Sagamore-Osborne area of the town was performed without any significant problems or incidents, town officials said.

Smoke associated with the testing is intended to remain outside the home and is most often seen discharging through lawn vents, storm sewers and ground surfaces as it escapes through leaky pipes. The smoke is normally stopped at the sewer lateral trap/vent in the lawn and does not enter the home, but if there is no trap or if the trap is dry, smoke may enter the house through unprotected floor drains or fixtures.

The smoke is light in color and has a slight odor. While it is relatively harmless, it could be irritating to nasal and throat passages, and it is recommended that unnecessary exposure be avoided.

The smoke testing program will be performed along the following streets: East, North and East Allen streets, East Frontier, Raymond and Salem drives, Elmwood, Glenwood, Oakwood, Powers and Linwood avenues and parts of James and Lake avenues, Old Mile Strip Road.

There are no comments - be the first to comment