Waste water department to perform tests on city system

Cathy and I had the pleasure of having one of our daughters stay with us for a few days last week. There have been some woodworking projects that have been moving forward slowly and she wanted to just have some time together. 
 The last thing we did was get the canoe out Saturday morning and go fishing at Mann Creek Reservoir. The morning was beautiful. The water was like glass. The paddling was easy and smooth. We had the privilege to watch a bald eagle cruising for a meal. We even introduced the dog to canoeing. 
 We didn’t catch any fish, or even get a nibble, but spending the time on the lake with my daughter was great!
 In City business this week, all of the crews are working at full throttle.
 Lonnie Chambers in the wastewater department would like to let you know they will be jetting sewer lines. The crew will begin on the west side of town north of Main Street and south of the canal. What this means is that the wastewater folks will be sending high pressure water down the sewer lines to clean them out and remove any obstructions that may have built up. 
 So, if you hear strange rumblings from your sink, toilet, shower, or tub remain calm and do not call animal control. It is just your friendly neighborhood city employee making sure everything continues to flow smoothly. 
 Speaking of sinks, toilets, showers, and tubs, last week I mentioned that on Sept. 12, the sewer lines will be smoke tested to look for leaks in the system. This test will be performed throughout town. The crew will be looking for smoke coming out where it should not in order to identify leaks in the system. One of the consequences of this testing is that if a p-trap in a business or residence does not have water in it, smoke will come up through that p-trap. 
 Because of this, you might want to make a note on your calendar for Sept. 11 to run water down each drain to make sure the smoke, which is harmless, does not come into your home or business. 
 Another item you may be interested in is that the street department will be getting asphalt to patch holes over the next couple of weeks. If you have a pet pothole that may not be on our radar, please let us know by calling the City at 208-414-1965. We will do our best to make sure that each of these pets receives the attention they deserve.
 Last week, I also mentioned that the street department would be coming around over the next few weeks to trim trees that obstruct signs or city equipment from performing their work. Unfortunately, the city crews are not arborists nor do they have the time to trim the trees for appearances. So, if you would like to maintain the appearance of any trees that obstruct signs or work, trimming them yourself or hiring the job done from a service soon would be advisable. 
 Well, that’s it for this week. I hope you take advantage of the outdoor gems around us! Weiser really is a great place to live, work, and play.


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