The collection system includes gravity sewer mains, lift stations and force mains throughout the city that direct the sewer flow to a master lift station at the lowest elevation in the city. From that
Current Flow Average
At present, the average flow is 1.08 MGD, allowing some capacity for growth. Meanwhile, work is underway to add capacity at the central treatment plant and construct a satellite treatment plant south of the city, adding even more room for growth. There
Sewer Line Investigation
Smoke Testing Sewer Lines: The City of Robinson will be conducting a smoke test of its sanitary sewer system beginning the week of October 2nd in response to the data found during the sewer line investigation mentioned above.
Smoke Testing Process
A “SMOKE TEST” survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system. The smoke you see coming from the vent stack on the houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD.
Smoke testing only takes a few hours, and forces smoke-filled air into the sanitary sewer system. Smoke testing is normally done mid-morning and requires the ground to be dry. Rain may delay scheduled testing.
Prior to Smoke Testing
➡️ Door hangers will be distributed to give you information on the smoke testing process and contact information for questions or concerns.
➡️ If anyone in your home or business has breathing problems or is mobility impaired, please call (254) 662-1415 before the wastewater crew begins the smoke testing.
➡️ Smoke should not enter your home or building unless you have defective plumbing or dried-up drain traps. It is advisable for the homeowner to pour a gallon of water into each drain trap of floors, sinks, showers, and tubs prior to our testing.
During Smoke Testing
➡️ You do not need to be home during the testing.
➡️ If smoke enters your home or building there is a good reason to assume that sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call the number listed on the door hanger, (254) 662-1415.
➡️ If smoke enters your home or building you should also open a window or turn on a fan in the room where the smoke is present and leave the area for 10 to 15 minutes or until smoke has cleared. The smoke should disappear within a few minutes and leave no residue.