The public is advised that the County of Kaua‘i Wastewater Management Division will perform additional smoke testing on its Waimea sewer collection system next week, according to a county news release.

This is a follow up to the smoke testing that was performed in July 2018. Smoke testing will be performed from June 3 to 5, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The neighborhoods that will be smoke tested include Menehune Road, and the connecting streets, between Kaumualii Highway and Pule Road and the neighborhood makai of Kaumuali‘i Highway between Alawai Road and Moana Road.

Smoke testing uses a non-toxic smoke and is helpful in identifying areas where infiltration/inflow (storm water entering the sewer main) is occurring. The tests will consist of approximately 20 minutes of work at each manhole in the area.

Traffic control, using flaggers, will be implemented in the work areas.

Motorists should drive with caution, expect delays, and adjust their travel times as needed.

Anyone with questions may contact Jason Kagimoto with the Department of Public Works at 808-241-4083 or via email