BRYAN--If you see smoke in your house this week, don't be alarmed. It may be a test. The City of Bryan will be pumping smoke in sanitary sewage pipes this week to see if they can find any leaks. The plan is if smoke comes out, then they have found a leak or a defective pipe. They're doing this because of storm water that is getting into the sewage pipes. This is causing strain on the city's water treatment plant. However, this will also be a test to see if anybody's home has a leak.
"The good news is if you have any defective plumbing in your home the smoke will find it," Bryan environmental compliance officer Nicholas Koski said. "You'll be able to see it in the walls or by the kitchen sink. If underneath any of the plumbing is not sealed up tight you'll actually see the smoke slowly drifting out, and that will be good for you to be able to address."
The city wants people to know that it's okay to stay in your homes while they work as it is non-toxic.
Here are some boundaries that will be targeted in the next couple days:
-East of 3500 through 4100 Block of East 29th Street Greenfield Plaza
-Pine Tree Drive
-Wilde Oak 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
-Oaks Grove Lane
-Burr Oaks Circle
-Oak Bend Drive
-Oak Bluff Circle
-Old Oak Drive
-Valley Oaks Drive
-River Oaks Circle
-Green Ridge Circle
-Oak Hill Drive
-Green Oaks Drive
-1800 through 3200 Block of Barak Lane
-East Shire Court
-180 through 300 Block of North Earl Rudder Freeway (West Side Frontage Road).
If you do see smoke leaking into your house and you know it is from this testing, call 979-209-5900.