Nov 15, 2013 12:27 PM by PRESS RELEASE
As part of the City of New Iberia's Sewer Improvements, the City will conduct smoke testing of
the Sanitary sewer system to locate any defects in sewer pipes. Testing will take place on
Monday, November 18th and Tuesday, November 19th, weather permitting. The following streets will be tested:
100 Carsten St
1100/1200/1300 Blocks of Versailles St
100 South Voltaire St.
100 block of Marcel St.
900 Inez St
900 Robert S Drive
900 Sydney St
Any smoke that residents may see coming from vents, manholes or holes in the
ground is NON TOXIC and creates NO FIRE HAZARD. Smoke should not enter
homes. If smoke does enter a home, the resident should open doors and windows to
Ventilate the house, and leave the premises until the smoke dissipates. Smoke entering
a home usually indicates a leak in the household plumbing, However, dry sewer traps
may allow smoke to enter through drains. To eliminate this problem, residents should
run water into all drains regularly to prevent traps from drying out.
If you have any questions, please contact the City Wastewater Department (337) 369-2367.