DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The Dorchester County Water & Sewer will be conducting smoke testing in the Knightsville Community along Whippoorwill Drive and along Central Ave. between Embassy Drive and Highway 17-A.
The news release stated that the smoke testing will begin on Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 31.
Smoke testing will be done during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday with the exception of Memorial Day.
Public Information Officer Tiffany Norton stated that smoke testing is a common test used in the utility industry to determine if there are leaks and/or cracks in the underground wastewater lines.
A machine is used to force smoke into a sewer line through a manhole. If there is an underground break in the line, the smoke will rise out of that break.
The smoke is not harmful and is non-toxic and odorless. It doesn’t stain materials and is harmless to pets.
Residents in the above-mentioned area are asked to contact the Dorchester County Water & Sewer Department at (843) 832-0075 or (843) 563-0075 with any/all questions.