The Golden Hills Sanitation Company will conduct smoke testing of the sewer lines in Golden Hills from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13.

Residents will be notified by door hangers of the smoke testing, a sanitation company press release said.

During the testing, the company will conduct a physical inspection of the wastewater collection system. California Rural Water Association will perform this inspection during one of their informative “hands on” training sessions, which involves opening and entering manholes in the streets and utility easements. Information gained from this study will be used to repair and improve the wastewater collection system.

The smoke testing of the sewer lines is to locate breaks. Field crews will perform inspection of all manholes in the area.

The press release also said the smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue, and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter a house unless defective plumbing exists or drain traps are dry. At no time will field crews need to enter a residence.

If a home has seldom-used drains, the resident should pour a gallon of water in the drain to fill the drain trap. This procedure will help prevent the possibility of smoke entering living areas through those drains.

For more information, call the local office of Golden Hills Sanitation at 661-822-1700.