Sewer System Smoke Testing

Clarksville Gas and Water routinely conducts surveys of Clarksville's wastewater collection system through a process called “smoke testing.” Smoke testing is a cost-effective preventative maintenance method to identify potential defects, cracks or opening in the City’s wastewater collection system and to help crews locate areas in sewer lines for further examination. The information collected during this study will be used to improve and repair the wastewater collection system.

Workers will dispense non-toxic smoke into sewer lines and manholes and look for it to rise from areas in the sewer system, sewer line right-of-ways or residential yards. These areas will be marked and documented. If a possible defect is found on a resident’s property, a formal letter will be sent to the property owner and/or tenant to correct the problem.

Smoke Testing Diagram

Additional Information

For more information regarding smoke testing, please call our Sewer Construction office at (931) 553-2424. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to improve and repair the wastewater collections system.  Clarksville Sewer System Smoke Testing overview (PDF).

Sewer System Smoke Testing Schedule

DATE   LOCATION / AREA LOCATION  AREA
June 16-18 Austin Dr Baker St  
  Central Ave Chadwick Dr  
  Clark St Daniel St  
  Davis Dr Dyce Ct  
  E Glenwood Dr W Glenwood Dr Emory St
  Givens Ln Golf Club Ln  
  Gracey Ave Greenfield Dr  
  Greenwood Ave, 810-896 Greenwood Ct  
  Highway Dr Madison St, 1231-1475  
  Madison Ter Madison Terrace Ct  
  Maple St Maplemere Dr  
  Mericourt Park Madison St, 1300 Montgomery County Health Dept
  Pageant Ln (350) Veterans Plaza Paradise Hill Rd, 1208-1272 Moore Magnet Elementary School
  Pope St Porters Bluff Rd  
  Richardson St Stafford St, 1002 Clarksville Montgomery County School System
  Summit Heights Talley Dr Woodland St
  Trahern Ter Wall St Woodard St
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