In an effort to meet community needs, the Bryan Police Department formed a Mental Health Unit in April 2021 comprised of three officers who have received specific training on how to help people who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
Residents in central and north areas of Bryan may see smoke emanating from various areas beginning the week of June 21, 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 the end of June/July in the following areas: Allen Forest Drive, Allen Street, Apple Street, Blossom Street, Bluebonnet Street, Boatwright Street, Boone Street, Bradley Street, Braeswood Circle, Braeswood Drive, Branch Street, Brookhaven Street, Bruce Street,, Cabot Circle, Calhoun Street, Calvert Circle, Calvin Circle, Candy Hill Street, Carrabba Street, Carroll Circle, Cary Circle, Cedar Circle, Center Street, Chase Circle, Chigger Street, Cole Street, Colson Road, Congo Street, Cypress Circle, Dale Street, Dansby Street, Darling Street, Denise Drive, Dumas Drive, Dunbar Drive, East 15th Street, East 16th Street, East 17th Street, East 18th Street, East 21st Street, East Martin Luther King Jr. Street, East Pruitt Street, East State Highway 21, East Villa Maria Road, Echo Glen Circle, Eureka Street, Forest Circle, Forest Glen Court, Freeman Avenue, Griffith Street, Harman Street, Henderson Street, Howell Avenue, Isbell Street, Johnson Street, Justine Avenue, Kendall Way, Kermitt Street, Kiwi Drive, Koala Street, Legion Court, Manning Way, Maple Drive, Mcashan Street, Mesquite Street, Middle Street, Milberger Street, Military Drive, Morse Court, Moss Street, Murphy Lane, North Bryan Avenue, North Houston Avenue, North Polk Avenue, North Preston Avenue, North Tabor Avenue, North Texas Avenue, North Washington Avenue, Nile Street, Nuches Lane, Old Hearne Road, Orlean Street, Osborn Lane, Paris Street, Peach Street, Pear Street, Pierce Street, Plum Street, Prairie Drive, Primrose Street, Reynolds Street, Sage Avenue, San Jacinto Lane, Scott Street, Silver Maple Drive, Springfield Street, Stone Haven Drive, Stone Meadow Circle, Stone View Court, Tabor Road, Una Avenue, Ursuline Avenue, West 15th Street, Waco Street, Water Locust Drive, Weaver Street, Wheeler Street, and Wilson Street.
Residents with questions about this process should contact the City’s Water Services Department at 979.209.5900.