Today through Thursday, the city of Bryan’s Water Services Department will conduct smoke tests on the sanitary sewer lines. 

Field crews will put smoke into the sewer lines through manholes to check if there are any broken pipes or other defects. The non-toxic smoke will leave through vent pipes on the roofs of homes and businesses, and through the ground and manholes if there are any broken pipes. Tests will take place around 8 a.m. The smoke will not leave residue or be a fire hazard. 

Smoke will go into a building only if something is wrong with the pipe or if the drain tap is dry, Bryan officials recommend pouring one gallon of water into any drains that are used rarely to prevent smoke from entering.

While crews will enter properties only to document any problems, they will not enter private residences. Bryan residents are not required to be home during the tests.

For a full list of areas that will be affected, go to Any questions can be directed to the Bryan Water Services Department at 979-209-5900.

Get daily news, sports, opinions, entertainment and more, delivered every morning.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.