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City of Parsons to begin Dye Testing storm sewer system

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This is an example of another city’s sewer system being dye-tested. Notice the flow and the bright color of the water used to track leaks in the system. Photo courtesy City of Parsons. This is an example of another city’s sewer system being dye-tested. Notice the flow and the bright color of the water used to track leaks in the system. Photo courtesy City of Parsons.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF PARSONS

City to begin Dye Testing Storm Sewer System

PARSONS, KS — In an attempt to further investigate cross connections and other potential trouble spots within the city sanitary sewer system, the City of Parsons in cooperation with Trekk Design Group, LLC, will begin dye testing the storm sewer inlets in several spots throughout the 13th Street Basin, which was smoke tested earlier this year.

According to City Utilities Director Derek Clevenger, dye testing will be conducted at specific points along the 13th Street Drainage Basin, including in downtown Parsons beginning the week of December 16 and running through early January as weather permits. The entire process will take approximately two weeks.

According to Brandon Freeman, Trekk Design Group, LLC, in addition to the smoke testing that was completed earlier this year in town, dye testing will help to determine if there are any other improper connections between the sanitary sewer and the storm water drainage system.

According to TREKK Field Manager, Paul Anderson, dye testing is relatively simple, and most will not even know it is occurring. TREKK technicians will add a non-toxic, bright yellow-green colored dye into the storm sewer system and will add water from fire hydrants to flush it through the system. The dye used in the testing resembles the color of antifreeze, and is often mistaken for it. The dye used in this test is harmless; however, we want to notify residents in case they are alarmed about the colored water.

This will be a large scale flooding effort and the dyes will most likely show up in the open channels downstream of the pipes crews are flooding. Dye flooding is a tool to use to find direct or indirect connections between our storm sewer system and sanitary sewer system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Paul Anderson, TREKK Design Group, LLC, field manager at (620) 346-9084.

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