Road Improvements, Smoke Testing

The City of Covington has hired Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC to conduct smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system in upcoming weeks throughout the River Forest Subdivision. This testing is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 20, 2020.
These tests involve blowing harmless smoke into the sewer system to find damage, breaks and where infiltration may be entering the sewer system.
As a result, smoke may be seen coming from roof vents, building foundations, catch basins, clean-outs, down spouts, sewer laterals, or manhole covers. The smoke used is a non-toxic substance that is harmless to humans, pets, food, and material items. If smoke does enter the building, it will clear in a few minutes with proper ventilation. The smoke will not enter your home or business if it is properly plumbed, vented, and the water traps contain water.
Because the plumbing appliances in your house or building are connected to the sewer system, some smoke may enter your home or place of business if the:
Vents connected to your building’s pipes are inadequate, defective, or improperly installed.
Traps under sinks, tubs, basins, showers and other drains are dry, defective, improperly installed, or missing.
Pipes, connections and seals of the drain system in and under your buildings are damaged, defective, have plugs missing, or are improperly installed.
If smoke appears in your home or business, please call a plumber as you may have a deficiency in your plumbing system. The City of Covington Fire Department is aware of the testing as well. For additional information, contact Bob Moeinian, PE, City Engineer: 985-892-1811 or email at Visit the city website:

RE: 2019 City of Covington Road Improvements Project/ Street Paving
The pavement contractor is expected to be on-site in the City of Covington starting Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to begin work. Street closures are not anticipated. Temporary traffic controls will be in place, as required.
The streets listed below will be overlaid:

  1. N. Tyler Street: W. 23rd Ave. to N. Columbia Street
  2. W. 33rd Ave.: N. Filmore Street to N. Taylor Street
  3. Hotel Alley: N. Vermont St. to N. New Hampshire St.
  4. W. 15th Ave.: Lakewood Northshore Dr. to Charleston
  5. E. 8th Ave.: S. Jahncke Ave. to S. Louisiana Street
  6. E. Guidry Street: S. Louisiana Street to dead-end
  7. W. 23rd Ave.: N. Lincoln Street to dead-end
  8. W. St. Mary: Extension to dead-end
  9. Covington Point Drive: Gratitude to River Road

For additional information, contact the City of Covington Engineer, Bob Moeinian, PE at 985-892-1811. Email at Follow the City of Covington on Facebook and visit online at