Starting Thursday, April 26, around 9:00 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 will continue intermittently throughout the month of May. The target area consists of properties located within the following boundaries: East of 3500 through 4100 Block of East 29th Street, Greenfield Plaza, Pine Tree Drive, Kazmeier Plaza, Wilde Oak Circle, Courtney Circle, Briar Oaks Drive, 4300 through 4500 Block of Carter Creek Parkway, 3300 through 3800 Block of Oak Ridge Drive, Lazy Oaks Lane, Meadow Oaks Lane, Holly Drive, Oaks Grove Lane, Woodmere Drive, Windridge Drive, Hillside Drive, Woodmeadow Drive, Burr Oaks Circle, Oak Bend Drive, Oak Bluff Circle, Old Oak Drive, Valley Oaks Drive, River Oaks Circle, Oakside Drive, Green Ridge Circle, Oak Hill Drive, Green Oaks Drive, 1800 through 3200 Block of Barak Lane, Windsor Drive, Cambridge Drive, Windsor Court, Manchester Drive, East Shire Court, Chaucer Court, Cheshire Court, Briton Drive, Bedford Drive, Wessex Court, and 180 through 300 Block of North Earl Rudder Freeway (West Side Frontage Road).
The smoke will exit from vent pipes on the roofs of houses, from manholes, and the 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, 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.