City smokes up sewers and storms

SMOKIN’—Rockford Department of Public Works found plenty of places to plug in the City sewer lines after testing the pipes with artificial smoke. It didn’t smell nice, but will result in less storm—clean—water going into the PARCCside Clean Water Plant for processing. Earlier the former Wolverine World Wide pipes were filled with cement in an effort to reduce clean water leaking into the s

If your toilet was bubbling and spitting with black smoke this week, don’t blame your uncle’s famous chili recipe. The City of Rockford has been conducting tests of the sewer lines to find leaks and unauthorized connections. Department of Public Works staff put artificial smoke devices down City sewer connections to see what results would […]