To improve sewer service to citizens, the City of Palm Coast will be smoke testing the sanitary sewer lines for homes in the Fanshawe Lane and Ferndale Lane area along with the connecting streets and including The Conservatory.
All streets involved include: Fanshawe Ln, Fann Ln, Fanbury Ln, Ferber Ln, Fernon Ln, Ferngate Ln, Ferndale Ln, Fernmill Ln, Ferndale Ln, Firethorn Ln, Fielding Ln, Fifer Ln, Fircrest Ln, Fitzgerald Ln, Fieldstone Ln, Flemingwood Ln, Flaxton Ln, Flint Hill Ln, Flanders Ln, Flemington Ln, Flemingwood Ln, Flat Rock Ln, Fellowship Dr, Felshire Ln, Felton Ln, Felling Ln, Felwood Ln, and the Conservatory.
This smoke testing will be done Monday through Friday, February 14 through February 18, 2022. This test, which involves forcing smoke into the sanitary sewer lines, will check for leaks, breaks and defects in the system.
The smoke is odorless, creates no fire hazard and will not enter your home or business unless you have defective plumbing or dried-up sink traps or floor drains. The smoke test should only affect your home for approximately 15 minutes.
The smoke used for this test is manufactured strictly for this purpose, leaves no residuals or stains and has no effect on plants and animals. Direct contact with the smoke may cause minor respiratory irritation in some people.
If people in your building suffer from a heart condition, asthma, emphysema or some other respiratory condition and are planning to stay in the building during testing, notify the City of Palm Coast at 386-986-2371 to discuss your specific case.
Prior to testing, please pour two gallons of water in the seldom-used sinks or floor drains to prevent sewer gases, smoke or odors from entering the premises. If smoke does enter your home during testing, immediately remove yourself from the building, notify the crews that are conducting the test or call the City. Again, if smoke enters your home, it is an indication of a plumbing defect, so you should also notify a plumber. While we can assist in the location of any defects on private property, the correction of any defects are the responsibilities of the property owner.
Smoke that you will see coming from the vent stacks on houses is normal. However, smoke coming from holes in the ground IS NOT normal and is considered a defect. All such defects will be photographed and logged. The City will then contact the property owners if a defect is located on private property.
This smoke testing is part of the City's continuing effort to provide a safe, economical, efficient and environmentally sound sewer system throughout Palm Coast. The smoke testing procedure has been recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an effective means of identifying problem areas in the sewer system. Eliminating system defects and illegal connections will help our community remain in compliance with the new federal legislation regarding sewer systems maintenance and sanitary sewer overflows.
Any resident that suffers from respiratory conditions and would like to be notified when they will be on your street, please call 386-986-2371. For additional questions or concerns, please visit www.palmcoastgov.com/smoketest or call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
Thank you for your cooperation.