Notice to Residents:

Over the next few months The City of Brandon Public Works Department will be conducting a Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES) in multiple areas of the city

This study will involve the opening and entering of manholes in the streets and easements. An important task of the survey will be “SMOKE TESTING” of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke that you may see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, HARMLESS, HAS NO ODOR, AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If this does occur, you should contact your licensed plumber to correct any defective plumbing that you may have.  If you have any seldom used drains, please pour water in the drain to fill the trap tonight, which will prevent smoke from entering. Drain traps should always be filled with water to prevent sewer gases or odors from entering the building. Some sewer lines and manholes may be located on the backyard easement property line.

Whenever these lines require investigation, members of the inspection crews will need access to the easements for the sewer lines and manholes. City personnel are uniformed and carry identification. Homeowners do not need to be home and AT NO TIME WILL FIELD CREWS HAVE TO ENTER YOUR BUSINESS OR RESIDENCE. We anticipate the smoke testing will require no more than a few hours in any specific area.

The City of Brandon Public Works Department is doing all it can to ensure that the sanitary sewer system is structurally sound and functioning properly at all times.  The objective of this inspection program is to provide the The City of Brandon Public Works Department with the data needed to operate, maintain and repair the sanitary sewers.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we’re working in your neighborhood.  Please contact us for more information on the Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES) being conducted in your area.


Current Testing Area: Shiloh Park/Cannon Ridge

For questions, please call:

City of Brandon Public Works Department

601-824-4579 or 601-825-8421

M-F 8:00 – 5:00