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Dye Testing of Greendale Storm Sewer System

Dye water testing is scheduled somewhere between Sept. 17 and Oct. 31 during the weekdays.

As a part of efforts to reduce clearwater entry into the Greendale sanitary sewer system, the Village of Greendale will be performing dye water testing of sewers.

The Village’s engineering consulting firm, R.A. Smith National, will manage the project with the assistance of a sewer televising contractor performing the actual testing itself, according to a press release

The procedure consists of filling the public storm sewer system with non-toxic, environmentally safe bright green colored dye. The sanitary sewers adjacent to the storm sewer will be examined for sources of dyed water entry into the system. When completed, the dyed water will be released into the downstream sewer system or waterways. 

Dye water testing is scheduled somewhere between Sept. 17 and Oct. 31, depending on the weather, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the weekdays. Dye water testing is typically not performed during inclement weather and will be rescheduled for a later time.

R.A. Smith National will have an on-site technician available at all times during the dye water sewer testing should there be any questions or concerns. If you have any general questions please contact Rob McFaul, Director of Public Works at (414) 423-2133 or Len Roecker, Village Engineer at 262-317-3383. 

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