HOPEDALE – Village of Hopedale is conducting a smoke test of its sanitary sewer system. Work crews will be in area starting Oct. 24 and 25. A “Smoke test” survey will assist the inspection crews in locating breaks and defeats in the sewer system.

The smoke should not enter your home unless you have a defect in your homes plumbing system or you have drain traps that are dried up. It is advisable for the homeowners to slowly pour a gallon of water into each floor drain, and other seldom used drains, prior to the testing date. If smoke does enter your home, there is a strong reason to assume that dangerous sewer gases are entering your homes or business. You should open windows and doors and evacuate the building immediately and notify the work crew. If you are not at home at the time of testing and return home to find smoke, call 740-937-2455. IMPORTANT: If there is an individual in your home or business that has respiratory problems and is immobile, notify us at 740-937-2455 prior to the testing date.