I live on the 3100 block of Abell and just *today* got a flyer in my mailbox 
"reminding" me that some kind of sewer work is happening *tomorrow* (there had 
been no previous information on this subject), and urging us "to avoid the 
possibility of flows backing up into your properpty, please limit all liquids 
from going down your drain tomorrow" from 7 am to 7 pm. Among several problems 
here, it's supposed to be 12 degrees tomorrow at 7 am and many of us are 
keeping a basement sink running to prevent the pipes from freezing. Anyone have 
any advice?

The flyer says you may "detect an odor" and that odors are "most likely to 
occur in buildings with dry or non-existent traps." I have no idea what "traps" 
are and wonder if anyone smarter than I could inform me of whether the houses 
on Abell typically have them.

The flyer also adds that "if you have a sump pump that discharges into the 
sewer, it must be disconnected during our installation process." We have a pump 
that attaches to the basement toilet/sink that elevates water high enough so it 
can flow down into the train. Does anyone know if this constitutes a sump pump? 
If so, I have no idea how to disconnect it, though I could just unplug it, I 

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