Is the smoke used for testing the sewer system harmful?

No. It may make you cough, and it may have a slight odor, but it is not harmful to you, your pets, or your plants. The non-toxic smoke will not harm clothing, drapes, or furniture. If there are individuals in your home who have respiratory problems or are mobility impaired, please notify the Water Utilities Department at 325-676-6000 prior to testing.

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1. What is the purpose of smoke testing?
2. How is a smoke test conducted?
3. Is the smoke used for testing the sewer system harmful?
4. What should I do to prepare for smoke testing?
5. When will smoke testing be performed?
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