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Posted on: September 4, 2020

DPW begins smoke testing next week

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Ashland, MA (September 3, 2020)-  The Town of Ashland’s Department of Public Works’ water and sewer division alongside vendors, Haley and Ward a Division of CES and Flow Assessment Services to conduct Sewer System Smoke Testing for the purpose of locating sources of storm water inflow to the sanitary sewer system beginning next Thursday, September 10, 2020.

The Town of Ashland’s DPW crew will regularly update their webpage on the Town website, ashlandmass.com to provide weekly updates to the project. Communications will also take place on the Town’s social media accounts, and on message boards around the community. The project will take approximately 60 to 90 days to complete. Weekly updates will include a map and schedule of the crews’ location. The schedule is flexible as the crew’s movement depends on the findings in the area, thus speeding up or slowing down the progression.

Director of DPW, Doug Small says, “This is a safe and simple procedure that allows our crew to identify problem areas in our sewer system, so we then can fix the problem areas. The dry weather makes now a perfect time to complete the project.”

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