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    June 30, 2020

    Smoke testing to begin the week of July 6 in west, northwest Bryan

    Residents in western and northwestern areas of Bryan may see smoke emanating from various areas beginning the week of July 6, as Water Services Department crews from 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 the end of July in the following areas: Mumford Road, North Harvey Mitchell Parkway, Capitol Parkway, Phil Gramm Street, Lee Morris Lane, Sandy Point Road, Montague Lane, Brisbane Way, Smith Lake Boulevard, Cartwright Street, Thorndyke Lane, Independence Avenue, North Harvey Mitchell Parkway, Quality Park Lane, West 28th Street, Industrial Boulevard, Stone City Drive, Shiloh Avenue and West State Highway 21.

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

     

    Areas to be smoke tested

     
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