Rossford Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, - The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) announces sanitary sewer smoke testing will take place Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, daily from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the following streets in the City of Rossford:

  • Rosedale Place and Rosedale Lane
  • Island View Avenue
  • Schrier Road (west end)
  • Portions of River Road

Smoke testing involves pumping non-toxic smoke through sewers from manholes in streets and observing where the smoke exits.  This can indicate a broken pipe or identify where roof or foundation drains are improperly connected to the system.

Smoke should not enter your home or building.  However, if smoke does enter your building this could mean that vents, sewer traps, sump pumps, or downspouts are improperly connected to the sewer system.  Should smoke enter your building, do not be alarmed.  Notify The District personnel in your area, or contact 419-354-9090 EX. 2.

This weekend, residents in this area are encouraged to pour water down all drains in their homes or buildings to ensure that traps are full.  For more information check the links below or go to

Letter to Residents

Video on smoke testing

Sewer Inflow and Infiltration