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No, your toilet's not on fire

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By The Staff

If you see white smoke coming from the plumbing inside your home this week, don't panic.

You might, however, want to call a plumber.

The city's public works department will conduct a smoke test Thursday and Friday on all sewer lines between the railroad tracks on North Main Street and Broadway.

The test will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days.

Larry Hazlett, director of public works, said the sewer lines in that area will be filled with fast-clearing harmless white smoke to help locate groundwater infiltration or damaged sewer lines.

The smoke will be seen coming from sewer and from roof-top vents.

Smoke seen inside a building is evidence of a plumbing problem that should be fixed, Hazlett said in a news release.

For more information, call Hazlett at 680-0513.