Where There’s Smoke, But No Fire

City Testing Sewer Systems

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Posted: July 30, 2014

A gas-powered motor over a manhole pumps test smoke into the sewer system at townhouses off Old Windmill Circle in Harrisonburg on Monday afternoon. The city is using the smoke to detect breaks or leaks in the sewer system. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Dennis Lambert (left), crew supervisor with the Harrisonburg Public Utilities Department, and fellow city employee Dustin Black look for signs of leaks Monday in the sewer system in the Harmony Heights neighborhood.

HARRISONBURG — If not ready to pounce, a trio of neighbors near Old Windmill Circle was ready to pepper a three-man team from the Harrisonburg Public Utilities Department with questions early Monday…



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