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Sewer System Test Set For Campus
Durham, NC - During the week of May 21, the City of Durham will conduct a "smoke test" along Flowers Drive to identify breaks or defects in the sewer system.
The test involves using an air blower to force non-toxic smoke vapor into the sewer system. Smoke will escape from the system at any point where there is a break in the line, according to a notice from the city. Inspection crews will be present during the test.
Jack Burgess, assistant director of maintenance services in Duke's Facilities Management, said that the portion of the city's sewer system being tested runs from Erwin Road along Flowers Drive. Access to or around campus should not be affected as a result of the test.
People may see smoke escaping from storm drains, manholes or other areas. The smoke may have a slight odor but is non-toxic and non-staining.
Anyone with questions or who would like to report smoke should call (919) 542-5002 or (919) 560-4344.
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