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December 5, 2023

Smoke testing to occur throughout December

The City of Bryan’s Water Services will be performing smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines intermittently throughout December beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

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

The testing area consists of properties located within the boundaries of Center Street, Cole Street, Ursuline Avenue, Academy Street, Batts Street, Boone Street, Taliaferro Street, Henry Street, Crenshaw Street, Chadley Court, N. Coulter Drive, May Street, Opal Street, June Street, Emmett Street, Dillon Avenue, Mesa Drive, Rose Street, Leslie Drive, Madeline Drive, Ettle Street, Lane Street, Richmond Avenue, Wimberly Place, Park Street, Antone Street, Woodbine Court, Gettysburg Lane, Trent Circle, Shelly Lane, Luza Street, and E. William Joel Bryan Parkway.

Residents may see smoke exit from vent pipes on the roofs of homes and 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.

Those with questions about this process, should contact Water Services at 979.209.5900.

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smoke testing map for Basin 19

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