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Clarksville Gas and Water Department announces planned sewer system smoke testing for preventative maintenance

Smoke will be visible around manholes and sewer line right-of-ways

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department (CGW) will conduct sewer system smoke testing beginning Monday, March 28th, through Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 in the subdivisions listed below. The work will take place daily from 8:00am until 3:00pm.


Subdivision Affected

  • Savannah
  • Savannah Lakes
  • Savannah Chase
  • Savannah Glen
  • Savannah Crossing
  • Porter Hills
  • Wilson Way Estates
  • Copperstone
  • Azalea Trace

A list is also maintained on the Gas & Water website at https://www.cityofclarksville.com/322/Sewer-System-Smoke-Testing.

Smoke testing is a cost-effective preventative maintenance method of introducing a safe, non-toxic smoke with air pressure into the City’s wastewater collection system. Smoke travels through the system and exits through cracks or weak places in sewer lines.  Visually spotting the smoke at the exit point helps utility crews locate and identify possible defects for further examination.

A camera is then introduced into the pipe to video a trouble area. Once assessed, repairs can be made at the point of the defective pipe without excavating large areas of property or several feet of sewer pipe if it’s not necessary.

Smoke testing signs will be posted in affected neighborhoods and residents should not be alarmed if they see smoke rising from manholes or sewer line right-of-ways during testing.

If smoke is noticed in or around homes or businesses, please contact the on-site testing crews or call the Sewer Construction office at 931.553.2424 during normal business hours, 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. More information about smoke testing is also available on the Gas & Water website, www.clarksvillegw.com.

About Clarksville Gas and Water

Clarksville Gas and Water Department South Service CenterClarksville Gas and Water is proud to safely and efficiently deliver natural gas, water, and sewer services to the citizens of Clarksville-Montgomery County by a courteous and professional team of knowledgeable employees.

Natural gas service is also provided to Robertson and Cheatham counties in Tennessee, Christian and Todd counties in Kentucky and to the Fort Campbell, Kentucky military installation.

CGW is also home to the City Engineering Office that provides expert design and support for water and sewer system capital improvement projects.

Clarksville Gas and Water Department’s main office is located at 2215 Madison Street, Clarksville, Tennessee. The phone is 931.645.7400. Hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

For an emergency after hours, call 931.645.0116, 4:30pm-8:00am Weekends and Holidays.

For more information about Clarksville Gas and Water, visit their website at www.clarksvillegw.com

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