City, state water association search for defects in sewers

Monticello residents may have noticed smoke coming from the ground, pipes and houses around town last week. Monticello Water Works and the Arkansas Rural Water Association were busy searching for defects in the sewer lines in town with a smoke machine that would show them where the defects were.

Arkansas Rural Water Association, with help from money provided by the United Stated Department of Agriculture, provides free technical assistance to help public utilities cut down on electric bills and to eliminate waste in the system. Not sewer waste, but a waste of resources when rainwater and other ground water gets into the sewer system and is treated at the sewer pond.

Because the equipment is relatively inexpensive, the city purchased their own equipment and will be able to spot check in the future.


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