City is conducting smoke testing for sanitary sewers

City is conducting smoke testing for sanitary sewers

City is conducting smoke testing for sanitary sewersThe City of Coral Gables is conducting a sanitary sewer smoke testing to locate leaks or breaks in sewer lines.

This work will be done citywide between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the next couple of months.

Residents affected will be notified through door hangers and both police and fire departments will be informed before the start of any activity. You may notice smoke coming from sewer vents, gutters and downspouts or on the ground along sewer lines. Do not be alarmed if you see smoke on the ground. This smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor, is white to gray in color and creates no fire hazard.

CGPD joins Neighbors App to provide real-time safety alerts

The Coral Gables Police Department is using yet another tool to protect the community and reduce crime. It has joined the Neighbors app by Ring to provide real-time safety alerts as users share safety-related videos, photos or text-based posts of suspicious activity happening in their neighborhood.

The Neighbors app is an online neighborhood watch that connects people, security cameras and law enforcement. You can download the app for free at: or by texting the words “cgpd” to 555888 from your smartphone. Users will receive immediate safety alerts to stay one step ahead of crime.

Recycle your electronics,
ousehold hazardous waste

Stop by the City Hall parking lot at 405 Biltmore Way on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. until noon, to recycle your old electronics, dispose of household hazardous waste, and shred any sensitive documents safely and securely onsite.

Any electronic item that has a plug or takes batteries is eligible to be recycled. Coral Gables residents can drop off their household hazardous waste (ex: paint cans, pool chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs, cleaners, oils, batteries, and household pesticides).
Be prepared to show proof of Coral Gables residency.

— Maria Rosa Higgins Fallon

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