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Valatie conducts sewer line smoke tests

May 28, 2019 6:30 am
Emilia Teasdale is reporting for The Columbia Paper the results of sewer line smoke tests designed to find cracks and leaks in the village system were discussed by the Valatie Village Board May 14. The testing was conducted the previous week, and Mayor Diane Argyle said as a result some issues were identified, but for the most part they all required only minor repairs by the property owners. The village did have to cap a sewer line in front of the Valatie Theatre, which is village-owned. According to an email about the testing sent to residents, “This testing is being carried out in response to a demand by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation...The purpose of these tests is to locate any possible break or defects in the collection system.” The communication explicitly stated there had been "no flow exceedance" or violation of the village's wastewater permit. Argyle said additional tests will be conducted in a different part of the village July 30 and 31. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.