The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) will be conducting smoke testing on the sanitary sewer system serving the Bank of Nova Scotia on Strand Street in Frederiksted beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Smoke will be blown into the sewer lines to locate places where storm waters are entering the sewer system and where odors are entering the building. This test is a part of a plan to evaluate the cause of odors in area of the Bank of Nova Scotia.
The special non-toxic smoke is manufactured for this purpose and leaves no residuals or stains and has no effect on plants, animals or humans. If smoke enters the building, it is an indication that:
· Sewer connections are improperly installed or defective
· Traps under sinks, tubs, basins and other drains are improperly installed or defective
· Pipe connections and seals of the wastewater plumbing in your building are damaged, defective or improperly installed.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 712-4950.