The City of New Iberia and its contractor, Gulf Coast Underground, LLC (GCU), will be conducting a Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES) in the Hopkins Street area from November 12, 2018 through December 7, 2018.
This survey will involve the opening and entering manholes in the streets and easements. An important task of the survey will be “SMOKE TESTING” of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke that you may see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, HARMLESS, HAS NO ODOR, AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your house unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If this occurs, you should consult your licensed plumber, because if the harmless smoke can enter through defective plumbing, the potential exists for dangerous sewer gases to enter your home. If you have any seldom used drains, please pour water in the drain to fill the trap, which will prevent smoke from entering. Drain traps should always be filled with water to prevent sewer gases or odors from entering the building. Some sewer lines and manholes may be located on the backyard easement property line. Whenever these lines require investigation, members of the inspection crews will need access to the easements for the sewer lines and manholes. GCU personnel are uniformed and carry identification. Homeowners do not need to be home and AT
NO TIME WILL FIELD CREWS HAVE TO ENTER YOUR BUSINESS OR RESIDENCE.
The City of New Iberia is doing all it can to ensure that the sanitary sewer system is structurally sound and functioning properly at all times. The objective of this inspection program is to provide the City of New Iberia with the data needed to operate, maintain and repair the sanitary sewers.