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 bryantx.gov. Any questions can be directed to the Bryan Water Services Department at 979-209-5900.

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