Special Notices




The City of Howard is conducting a smoke test of the sanitary sewer system, with assistance of Kansas Rural Water Association, to find defects that could affect the treatment and collections systems operations

The smoke testing will begin on August 23, 2018 and may last two days.

 (weather permitting)

“Smoke Testing” will assist in finding breaks and defects in the sewer system. You may see smoke coming from sewer vents on buildings, from the ground and other areas.

The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining has no odor is white in color.

The smoke should not enter your home or buildings unless you have defective plumbing or dry drain traps.  It is advisable to pour at least a quart of water down each drain that is not regularly used just prior to the smoke test.

If smoke does enter your home please advise the smoke test survey crew or call city hall at 620-374-2202


Even though the smoke is non-toxic, individuals with respiratory problems should leave the home if smoke enters to prevent any distress. 


If you get one of these in your mail, could you please fill it out and send it in? It is a requirement from the KCC to try and get the word out about our gas system and knowing what to look for and do in an emergency. Thank You!