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 Honeoye Lake Sewer District Info [Ontario County Public Works] 

Honeoye Lake Sewer District Info [Ontario County Public Works]



The Honeoye Lake Sewer District anticipates conducting leak tests in the sanitary sewer system beginning the week of August 20th to 24th, 2018 at the following locations off of West Lake Road: from 5185 to 5273 and from 5275 to 5345 (Conway Drive and Meadow Creek Lane).


Then the following week, beginning August 27th, testing will be done from 5349 to 5559 West Lake Road, for residents of Rainbow Lane, Francis Track, Walt Drive, Twin Bay Drive and Honeoye Valley Mobile Home Park. All residents are on the lake side.


A non-toxic smoke will be blown into the system to reveal leaks that allow storm water and other surface waters to enter. Locating and correcting these leaks will conserve expensive capacity at the treatment facility. A record of leaks will be made.

The smoke is manufactured specifically for this purpose, leaves no residual or stains, and has no effects on plants or animals. It has a distinctive but not unpleasant odor. The visible smoke and odor only last a few minutes where there is adequate ventilation.

The smoke should not enter your home. However, if smoke does enter your home any of the following items are the probable cause:


  • The vents connected to the building’s sewer lateral are inadequate, defective, or improperly installed.
  • The traps under sinks, tubs, basins, showers, floor drains, etc. are dry, defective improperly installed, or missing.
  • The pipes, connections, and seals of the building’s sewer system are damaged, defective, have plugs missing, or are improperly installed.

During the week prior to August 13th pour water down ALL drains in your home or building, to ensure that all traps are full. If traces of smoke or its odor enter your house or building, it is an indication that odor from the sewer system may also be entering. This can be unpleasant, dangerous and a potential health hazard. The location, identification and correction of the source of any smoke entering your house is urgently advised.

The Honeoye Lake Sewer District can provide assistance in locating the source of the smoke entering the house. However, correction of any defects in the pipes and sewer on private property is the responsibility of the owner. If smoke is observed in your home and the source is not readily identified or you have questions, please call 585-229-2952 (district office #).


Stephen Cowley
Honeoye Lake Sewer District Supervisor

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 About the Honeoye Lake Sewer District

The Honeoye Lake Sewer District is managed as a sub-division of the Ontario County Public Works Department.


William C. Wright, P.E.

Commissioner of Public Works


John Berry, P.E.

Stormwater Management Program Coordinator

DPW Office: (585) 396-4000



Stephen Cowley

Supervisor, Honeoye Lake Sewer District

Sewer District Office: (585) 229-2952