Call North American Office
1-800-545-5075
Call European Office
+31(0)174 272299

Contact Chromatech Europe B.V.

EU Website Logo

Email Us
North American Office:
Email Now
European Office:
Email Now
Chromatech Incorporated Logo

Water Tracing

  1. Home
  2. /
  3. Industries
  4. /
  5. Water Tracing

Water Tracing Dyes

Water tracing dyes by Chromatech are used by public works departments, hydro geologists, engineers, and sanitary authorities to trace water.

Applications include:
  • Detecting leaks in sewage systems, ponds and closed systems
  • Detecting toilet tank leaks in plumbing tracing and septic system tracing
  • Detecting illegal sewer connections
  • Monitoring water flow and mapping

Choose a dye color based on contrast to the background of the water body.

For example, red dyes provide contrast against heavy concentrations of algae.

Many water tracing dyes are available in both liquid and powder. Contact your local authorities to determine dye suitability specific to your geographic area.

Note: Not suitable for potable water.

Please contact us to inquire for colorants.

Colorants For Water Tracing Dyes

Note: Not suitable for potable water.

Color Sample Title
D11000 Chromatint® Uranine Powder
Color Sample Subtitle
Chromatint® Uranine Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Chromatint® Uranine Powder is a water-soluble fluorescent yellow dye designed for use in industrial, hard surface, & multipurpose cleaners, foaming car wash soaps and waxes, metal working fluids, antifreeze and coolants, water-based adhesives, water tracing applications, and leak detection applications.
Color Sample Features
• Easy to use in many fragrances, preservatives, and surfactants.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 13

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Reddish brown powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 100 lb. containers
Color Sample More Info
• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

• Protect from moisture.

Contact Us for a sample.

View Color

Color Sample Title
D11006 Chromatint® Uranine HS Liquid
Color Sample Subtitle
D11006Chromatint® Uranine HS Liquid
Main Description of Color Sample
Chromatint® Uranine HS Liquid is a water-soluble fluorescent yellow dye designed for use in industrial, hard surface, & multipurpose cleaners, foaming car wash soaps and waxes, metal working fluids, antifreeze and coolants, water-based adhesives, water tracing applications, and leak detection applications.
Color Sample Features
• Easy to use in many fragrances, preservatives, and surfactants.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 13

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark amber liquid
Color Sample Packaging
• 475 lb. drums, 250 lb. drums, 40 lb. pails
Color Sample More Info
• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.
Inquire about D11014 CHROMATINT URANINE LIQUID in Europe.

View Color

Color Sample Title
D93287X Chromatint® Red 1887 Liquid
Color Sample Subtitle
Chromatint® Red 1887 Liquid
Main Description of Color Sample
Chromatint® Red 1887 Liquid is a fluorescent red colorant designed for use in household and industrial & multipurpose soaps & cleaners, foaming car wash and waxes, metal working fluids, water soluble fertilizers, and water tracing applications.
Color Sample Features
• Easy to use in many fragrances, preservatives, and surfactants.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 12

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark red liquid
Color Sample Packaging
• 475 lb. drums, 250 lb. drums, 40 lb. pails. Tote quantities are available upon request.
Color Sample More Info
• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.

View Color

Color Sample Title
C73017 D&C Red #28
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Red No. 28 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Red No. 28 Powder is a water-soluble powdered dye also known as Acid Red 92. D&C Red No. 28 Powder is used in drug and cosmetic applications and environments, and soaps and detergents.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1328, and 74.2328.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: poor

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark fuchsia powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Available in North America only.

• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.
Not available in Europe.

View Color

Color Sample Title
D13802 Chromatint® Red 0143 Liquid
Color Sample Subtitle
D13802Chromatint® Red 0143 Liquid
Main Description of Color Sample
Chromatint® Red 0143 Liquid is a water-soluble fluorescent red dye designed for use in water tracing, leak detection, industrial cleaners, hard surface cleaners, multi-purpose cleaners, and deicing material. However, testing in your particular formulation is always recommended.
Color Sample Features
• Easy to use in many fragrances, preservatives, and surfactants.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 12

• Light Stability: Poor

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark red liquid
Color Sample Packaging
• 475 lb. drums and 40 lb. pails.
Color Sample More Info
• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.
Not available in Europe.

View Color

Color Sample Title
D13800 Chromatint® Rhodamine WT 20% Liquid
Color Sample Subtitle
Chromatint® Rhodamine WT 20% Liquid
Main Description of Color Sample
Chromatint® Rhodamine WT 20% Liquid is a fluorescent red dye used in antifreeze, leak detection, as a tracing agent in hydro-geological and water pollution studies, and as a marker in aerial spraying. It is particularly suitable for water tracing work by fluorometry or by visual methods, and is low staining to silt, dirt, and other suspended matter in shallow and inland waters.
Color Sample Features
• Easy to use in many fragrances, preservatives, and surfactants.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 5 to 11

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark red liquid
Color Sample Packaging
• 475 lb. drums, 40 lb. pails.
Color Sample More Info
• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.

View Color

Color Sample Title
D13035 Chromatint® 1855 Powder
Color Sample Subtitle
Chromatint® 1855 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Chromatint® 1855 Powder is a water-soluble fluorescent red dye designed for use in household, industrial, hard surface, and multipurpose cleaners, and water tracing.
Color Sample Features
• Easy to use in many fragrances, preservatives, and surfactants.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 12

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark red powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 44 lb. containers.
Color Sample More Info
• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.

View Color

Color Sample Title
C76000 D&C Green #8
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Green No. 8 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Green No. 8 Powder is a water-soluble powdered fluorescent green dye also known as Solvent Green 7 (or pyranine). D&C Green No. 8 Powder is used to color externally applied soaps, drugs, and cosmetics in amounts not to exceed 0.01% by weight of the finished product.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1208, and 74.2208.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 12

• Light Stability: Poor

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Yellow-green powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.
Not available in Europe.

View Color

Need Technical Support?

Working on a new project? Having problems with your current colorant? We are here to help! Reach out for liquid dyes, pigment dispersions, and non-staining colorants.