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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Wastewater Collection System Evaluation Continues in 2022

Beginning in early February 2022, Pipeline Analysis, LLC, working with the Benbrook Water Authority, began the next evaluation of a portion of the Authority’s wastewater collection system in South Benbrook (See Project Schedule Area).  The purpose of the evaluation being conducted is to identify elements within the collection system which may need rehabilitation.   These efforts are being undertaken in accordance with the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative (SSOI) Plan prepared by BWA and approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in 2018. This is a 10-year plan to comprehensively evaluate the entire collection system and construct improvements to ensure the collection system functions as intended, minimizing the potential for sanitary sewer overflows.

The first phase of the evaluation involved inspections of sanitary sewer manholes within the 2022 study area, followed by smoke testing of the collection system within the study area.  These phases have both been completed for 2022.  Video inspection of selected collection system mains is planned to follow during April and should be complete later this spring.

Please note that smoke coming from vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground may be observed during smoke testing. The smoke is harmless, has little odor, and creates no fire hazard. The smoke normally does not enter buildings unless the building has defective plumbing or drain traps are dry.  Pouring some water down your drains or unused plumbing fixture(s) will help to insure that the drain trap will be effective. For more information, please see our smoke testing summary of frequently asked questions (FAQ).

For questions or additional information, please contact BWA at (817) 249-1250 or Pipeline Analysis, LLC at (972) 479-0655.

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