Huizenga responds to government funding bill


Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released a statement after voting in support of legislation to fund the government until September.  “Today’s funding bill, while far from optimal, is an improvement over the previous use of continuing resolutions.” Said Huizenga, “Despite its shortcomings, the bill provides resources to strengthen border security, improve military readiness, and fully funds efforts to protect the Great Lakes. Additionally, this legislation delivers the largest pay increase for our troops in six years and holds bureaucrats at the EPA and the IRS accountable.”


Smoke Testing to Occur

On Tuesday, May 9th, the City of Ludington will be smoke testing the sanitary sewer lines in the City.  Work will occur between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. Notification will occur again one to two days before the test.The smoke testing involves blowing harmless smoke into the sewer system to find damage, improper connections, and where unwanted water may be entering the City’s sewer system. As a result, smoke may be seen coming from roof vents, catch basins, clean-outs, down spouts or manhole covers.

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The smoke will not enter your home or business if it is properly plumbed, vented, and the water traps contain water. If you have a bathroom or plumbing fixtures that are not used or seldom used, the trap should be filled by running water in the fixtures the day before, on Monday May 8th.  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.  Please let a representative of the smoke testing crew know if any leakage occurs in your home or business. If you have any questions about the test, health issues or any other concerns, feel free to ask a crew member, or contact the City of Ludington’s City Manager, John Shay at 231-845-6237.

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