BALTIMORE - If the Inner Harbor looks a little greener than usual on Wednesday, it’s not your imagination.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will be conducting a large scale test that involves putting a non-toxic dye into the sanitary system to help determine where a pipe or drain is leaking. The test will be conducted along the Inner Harbor near Linwood and Lakewood avenues. During this time, citizens may notice a bright green liquid flowing through the Inner Harbor and other waterways.
"Ultimately, these tests will benefit our customers, our neighbors downstream and throughout the region," said DPW Director Alfred H. Foxx. "Our goal is to improve Baltimore's water quality and sustain economic vitality.”
DPW will be putting the dye into the sanitary system to help target potential leaks due to Baltimore's aging infrastructure.
The dye is non-toxic and cleans up with water. It is highly unlikely that a citizen would come in direct contact with the dye. It is commonly used for this type of test and it has no effect on human health or aquatic life.
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