TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) City crews started smoke-testing Temple’s sewer system Monday.
The work continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 6.
“This study will involve the opening of manholes in the streets and easements,” the city said in a notice to residents.
“The smoke you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is non-toxic and creates no fire hazard,” the city said.
Officials said smoke should not enter homes unless residences have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps.
“To prevent smoke from entering your home,” the city said, “pour water in seldom used sink drains, bathtubs and toilets to fill the trap.”