Albert Lea to conduct sewer line smoke testing Monday

(ABC 6 News) – Albert Lea will conduct smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system in a portion of the city starting on Monday.

CIT Sewer Solutions of McCallsburg Iowa is the contractor. Residents of the area to be tested will receive notices before the testing. The area will generally be along Broadway Avenue, south of Fourth Street, and east to Frank Avenue.

Smoke testing identifies areas where stormwater enters the sanitary sewer system, overwhelming the capacity of the system which could lead to basement back-ups and discharges. This allows the city to plan repairs to improve the system.