Sea Pines System Inspection

Sea Pines Wastewater System Inspection

Inspection Scheduled for October 12, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. 

Pasco County Utilities will be performing inspections of our wastewater system within the Sea Pines subdivision in Hudson on October 12, 2021, by using a sewer line smoke test. Smoke testing will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m.  

This inspection will be performed by Pasco County Utilities contractors Vortex and USSI. 

The smoke is harmless and residents do not need to be home during the testing. If any problems are found on a residents property they will be notified upon completion of the project. Door hangers with information will be placed today, October 8, 2021, and additional information is available by viewing the following resources:

Why This Test is Commonly Used

This routine, preventative maintenance test will help identify leaks, defects, and stormwater inflows in the sewer system, thereby improving wastewater treatment operations and efficiency.

What to Expect

While smoke can be expected to be visible coming out of manhole covers and vent stacks in roofs, it should not enter homes. To reduce the likelihood of smoke entering a building, it is recommended that you pour 2-3 gallons of water into seldom-used sinks and floor drains, where the smoke could arise due to lack of water pressure. This may be done at any time prior to the test.

How the Test Works 

The test consist of forcing safe smoke oil into the sewer lines and observing where it escapes in order to determine the location of leaks and defects. Odorless and safe, the smoke leaves no residuals or stains and has no adverse effect on people, plants or animals. The test generally lasts about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Special Requests 

While smoke testing is safe, residents with heart or respiratory conditions may contact USSI at (888) 645-9570 or (941) 926-2646 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to inquire about testing schedules and have a call ahead placed, only if needed.  


Work is being performed by USSI LLC crews in easily recognizable uniforms. For ESL and more information with videos that pertain to smoke testing please visit