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    August 12, 2021

    Smoke testing to begin in central Bryan

    Residents in central areas of Bryan may see smoke emanating from various areas beginning Aug. 13, as contractors with the City of Bryan perform smoke testing on sanitary sewer lines.

    The smoke testing helps identify broken pipes and other defects by having field crews inject smoke into the sewer lines through manholes. During this process, crews will enter properties to document the defects, but they will not enter private residences. You do not need to be home during the testing.


    Residents may see smoke exit from vent pipes on the roofs of homes and commercial businesses, manholes and the ground where broken sewer pipes may exist. The smoke is non-toxic, does not leave a residue and does not create a fire hazard. The smoke will not enter a house unless there is defective plumbing present or drain traps are dry. Residents and business owners can help prevent smoke from entering their buildings by pouring about one gallon of water into seldom-used drains.


    Testing will continue intermittently through August/September in the following areas: Antone Street, Baker Avenue, Banks Avenue, Bennett Street, Bina Street, Bob White Street, Brogdon Street, Burt Street, Carter Creek Parkway, Dansby Street, East 21st Street, East 22nd Street, East 23rd Street, East 24th Street, East 25th Street, East 26th Street, East 27th Street, East 28th Street, East 29th Street, East 30th Street, East 31st Street, East 32nd Street, East 33rd Street, East Dodge Street, East Martin Luther King Jr. Street, East Pruitt Street, East William Joel Bryan Parkway, Forest Lane, Hill Street, Hoppess Street, Mills Street, North Brown Street, North Burleson Drive, North Coulter Drive, North Dillard Street, North Ennis Street, North Gordon Street, North Haswell Drive, North Houston Avenue, North Hutchins Street, North Polk Avenue, North Preston Avenue, North Tabor Avenue, North Texas Avenue, North Washington Avenue, Pierce Street, Robertson Street, South Brown Street, South Burleson Drive, South Coulter Drive, South Dillard Street, South Ennis Street, South Gordon Street, South Haswell Drive, South Houston Avenue, South Hutchins Street, South Polk Avenue, South Preston Avenue, South Texas Avenue, Travis Street, Ursuline Avenue, and Walker Street.


    Residents with questions about this process should contact the City’s Water Services Department at 979.209.5900.

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