Originally scheduled for completion early last week, the sanitary sewer system smoke testing was delayed due to inclement weather. Crews from the City of Bryan Water Services Department will conduct the smoke test this Thursday, March 2nd, and Friday, March 3rd, to identify broken pipes, leaks, or other defects within the City’s sanitary sewer system. Beginning at 8 AM daily, City crews will release smoke into the sanitary sewer lines through manholes to conduct the test. City crews will enter properties to document defects but will not need or request to enter private residences. Citizens do not need to be home during the test.
Please note testing could continue intermittently through Friday, March 10th. The following areas will be affected:
Properties located within the boundaries of Timberlake, Chaket Court, Mobiletown, South Hampton Court, Mobile Avenue, Hilltop Drive, Ranger Drive, Borderbrook Drive, Laurel Street, Olive Street, West Brookside Drive, Old College Road, Woodson Drive, Royal Street, East North Avenue, West North Avenue, East Brookside Drive, Nagle Street, Oaklawn Street, Aspen Street, Clay Street, Jefferson Street, Adams Street, Foch Street, College Main Street, Boyett Street, Gaytha Circle, Spruce Street, Cherry Street, Greenway, South College Avenue, Hensel Avenue, Fifth Street, and Cavitt Avenue
Citizens will see smoke exit from rooftop vent pipes on houses and commercial businesses; from manholes; and from the ground where broken sewer pipes may exist. This smoke is non-toxic, does not leave a residue, and is not a fire hazard. The smoke will not enter a home or business unless there is defective plumbing present or the drain traps are dry. To help prevent smoke from entering your home or business, please pour about one gallon of water into any seldom-used drain.
Have questions? Please contact the City of Bryan Water Services Department at (979) 209-5900.