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Public Works uses dyes to test sewer system in Flat Branch Creek

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | 11:50 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The City of Columbia Public Works Department is using red and green dyes to test the storm sewer and sanitary sewer system. The testing will continue through Thursday. The city said in a news release that the dye flooding is used to find direct or indirect connection in the storm sewer system and sanitary sewer system.

Jessica Crews, left, and Elizabeth Tate watch green dye flow down Flat Branch Creek on Wednesday morning in downtown Columbia. The City of Columbia Public Works Department and Trekk Design Group are using non-toxic red and green dyes to test the storm sewer and sanitary sewer system.
Green dye flows down Flat Branch Creek on Wednesday morning in downtown Columbia.

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Chris Cady November 17, 2011 | 11:59 a.m.

Purty. Coulda waited till St. Patty's though. :-]

Seriously, this is a good project. I suspect there are going to be some sanitary leaks or deliberate dumping into the creeks.

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