The Board of Directors of Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) voted to extend a rate-reduction measure, which was originally set to expire at the end of May. The reduction of the power supply adjustment by one-half will result in an approximate 15% reduction in electric costs for customers.
Starting Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 13, around 8:30 a.m., field crews from Bryan’s Water Services Department will be performing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer lines to identify broken pipes and other defects. Field crews will inject smoke into the sewer lines through manholes in order to perform this test.
Field crews will enter properties to document defects. At no time will crews need to enter private residences. Citizens do not need to be home during the test.
Testing could continue intermittently through the end of June. The target area consists of properties located within the boundaries of:
Hampton Ct., Courtland Pl., Hyde Park Ln., Miravista Ct., Princeville Ct., Bourrone Ct., Iverness Dr., Heron Lakes Cr., Miramont Cr., Concordia Dr., Bentley Ct., Chinon Ct., Chamberlain Cr., London Cr., Queenslock Cr., Kingston Cr., Treadgold Ln., Trellick Ct., Pelham Ct., Cromwell Ct., Draycott Ct., Bloomsbury Wy., Brompton Ln., Bassett Ct., Winchester Dr., Waldham Grove Ln., Knightsbridge Ln., Sheffield Terrace Ln., Harrow Ct., Kensington Rd., Warwick Ln., Viceroy Dr., Pembrook Ln., Chelsea Cr., Somerford Ln., Middlebury Dr., Timberton Dr., Canterbury Dr., Birchcrest Ln., Nottingham Ln., Newcastle Ct., Westminster Dr., Renwick Dr., Hunington Dr., Locksford Dr., Williamsburg Dr., Copperfield Dr., Newcastle Ct.
The smoke will exit from vent pipes on the roofs of houses and commercial businesses, from manholes, and ground where broken sewer pipes may exist. The smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue and creates no fire hazard. The smoke will not enter a house unless there is defective plumbing present or the drain traps are dry. To help prevent smoke from entering a home or commercial business, please pour about 1 gallon of water into any seldom-used drain.
Residents are encouraged to contact Water Services at (979) 209-5900 if they have any questions.