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Smoke Test Turns Up Sewer Issues on Cedar Swamp Road

WARWICK, RI — Hydrogen Sulfide, (H2S), the rotten-egg smelling gas responsible for the complaints of odors from sewer lines along Cedar Swamp Road, is invisible, so getting a look at the spots where it’s leaking into the neighborhood required blowing smoke through local city and private infrastructure.

The testing was conducted by WSA consultant, Tighe & Bond, Inc., with the help of EST Associates Wednesday morning, while Executive Director Janine Burke-Wells, John Hannon, WSA Collection Systems Manager, and Scott Goodinson, WSA superintendent supervised.

The testing turned up a few immediate improper connections and leaks. A full report, combining information gathered Wednesday with reports of odors made to the WSA online odor report form, will be held at Buttonwoods Community Center Feb. 15.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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