KETR Local
9:15 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Commerce to conduct sewer system tests


Commerce – Beginning Wednesday, the City of Commerce will be conducting a smoke test of its sanitary sewer system and is asking residents to be on the lookout.

While the smoke is not harmful, if it appears in your house there could be a problem with the drain system of your home. These problems may allow harmful sewer gases to enter your home.

Hydrogen sulfide gas smells like rotten eggs and is poisonous. Methane gas may be odorless, but it can be highly explosive.

If you get smoke in your home, simply open windows or doors to allow the smoke to leave your residence.

More information is available by calling 903-886-1152 or 903-366-8052.