There is still a “significant amount of work to be done” on sewer lines in Eden, according to Bega Valley Shire Council.
Council began testing property sewer lines in some areas of Eden on Tuesday, January 19.
The testing was carried out in response to the incidents of sewer surcharges in Eden during the major rain on November 12 last year when pumping systems were overwhelmed by stormwater inflow to the sewer network.
Non-toxic smoke was blown into sewer pipes to reveal potential places where stormwater may be entering the sewer system.
Council engaged a specialist contractor to conduct the tests.
“They have found some problems with household connections,”a council spokesman told the Magnet yesterday.
“It’s too early to determine how many as yet and how bad.
“There is still a significant amount of work to be done.”
Eden residents were told that the testsmay result in visible smoke escaping from roof gutters, downpipes or drainage grates –andnot to be alarmed.
Inspection outside residences was alsorequired and while occupantsdid not need to be present at the time, contract workersneeded to enter properties to complete the inspections.
Council said the testing of the sewer system was part of council’s proactive approach to minimising sewer overflows and lower pumping and treatment costs.
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