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Posted on: February 21, 2020

UPDATE: Wastewater Collection System Evaluation Continues in Spring 2020

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In March 2020, Pipeline Analysis, LLC, working with the Benbrook Water Authority, began an evaluation of a portion of the Authority’s wastewater collection system in South Benbrook (See Project Schedule Area).  The purpose of the evaluation 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 and are part of a 10-year plan to comprehensively evaluate the entire collection system and help ensure the collection system functions as intended, minimizing the potential for sanitary sewer overflows.  Below summarizes ongoing efforts associated with this project:

  • Smoke testing of the wastewater collection system within the 2020 study area is scheduled to begin the week of June 1, 2020.  This work was delayed due to the rainfall experienced the week of May 25. This work will continue into mid June. 
  • Inspections of sanitary sewer manholes within the study area were recently completed.
  • Video inspection of selected collection system mains is planned to follow the completion of the smoke testing.

Important Notice

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.

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

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