As an ongoing effort to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows in the City of Largo, t
he City of Largo has hired McKim & Creed, Inc. to smoke test the sanitary sewer system in the approximate area between Betty Ln to Keene Rd and Belleair Rd to 8th Ave NE. All properties affected by this testing have been sent a letter from the City notifying them of the testing. Door hangers will also be placed at those properties prior to the testing. Testing is scheduled to start on December 13th and will continue through December 14th. The schedule is weather dependent.
Occupants receiving notification should pour a gallon of water down each sink, shower, bathtub, toilet, floor drain or any other connection to the sanitary sewer to ensure there are no dry sewer traps in the plumbing.
The testing will help locate potential areas where stormwater or groundwater might be entering the sanitary sewer system. Smoke will be circulated into the sewer lines and manholes to locate broken pipes and other defects, and may exit from vent pipes on home roofs. The smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue and creates no fire hazard. The smoke will not enter the house unless there is defective plumbing present or the drain traps are dry. If potential problems are found on private property, owners will be notified of repairs that may need to be made.
For more information, residents should call McKim and Creed, Inc. at (727)442-7196 or for Spanish translation services; contact Myrna Anderson with the City of Largo at (727)587-6713 ext. 4403.
- Joshua Carlsson
Asset Management Data Coordinator I 587-6713 I firstname.lastname@example.org