Sewer Line Smoke and Dye Test

Utilities

The City of Clemson Utilities Department uses smoke and dye testing to determine if there are problems with the City sewer lines. Smoke testing can be used to see if sewer services are connected to the sewer system.

Visual inspections also play an important part in the sewer system inspection process. You may see Utility personnel out in any section of town inspecting over 2500 manholes. We try to inspect these manholes at least once a year to circumvent and prevent problems from occurring that could cause backups into your home or an environmental hazard.