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CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2010

Dye testing to be conducted at Fishing River Wastewater Treatment Plant

During the week of May 24th (weather permitting), The City of Kansas City Mo., Water Services Department will be conducting dye tests at the Fishing River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The treatment plant which was constructed in the 1970s is scheduled for an expansion and upgrade over the next several years.

The plant, which serves Kansas City North and parts of Liberty, is scheduled for an expansion from 1million gallons per day to 2 million gallons per day.

Pinkish to red dye will be added to conduct a time tracer analysis.

The dye is harmless and the river will return to its normal color within a few days.

The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and waste water collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.

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