Here Is Why You Might See Smoke Around Tinley Park On Monday

TINLEY PARK, IL — Tinley Park’s public works department plans to test the sanitary sewers from South 167th Street to Hickory Street and East 80th Avenue to Oak Park Avenue, starting Monday, weather permitting.

The residents said that the Rijkswaterstaat team will blow tracer smoke into the municipal sewer to detect any leaks. The smoke is not harmful and, according to the village, should not enter homes unless there is a dry fall or a problem with the sewage system. There is a chance that workers will have to enter a resident’s backyard, but not the house.

“To prevent smoke from coming out of the drain, pour about a liter of water down all sink and floor drains, especially in underused drains in extra bathrooms or under washing machines,” the village said. “Be sure to fill the traps before the project starts. This will also prevent odors from the outside sewers from entering your home.”

The village said residents to notify any disabled or incarcerated neighbors of these tests. If a resident has breathing problems or other questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (708) 444-5500.

See the project card for the affected areas.

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