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Lexington looking for volunteers to help with water testing

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Jennifer Myat
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Volunteer working with city of Lexington on water tests for the Watershed-Focused Monitorting Program

The city of Lexington is recruiting volunteers to help with water testing. This is part of the city’s Watershed-Focused Monitoring Program. The primary focus of this round will be the Wolf Run Watershed.

Jennifer Myatt is the environmental initiative specialist for the city of Lexington. She said this an opportunity for citizens to interact with the city.

“Basically, we’re looking to volunteers who would be going out in the filed with city employees and other volunteers to test our outfalls and basically just test the water quality in our watersheds.”

Outfalls are locations where storm sewers exit into creeks and streams. She said volunteers will get to take part in multiple steps in the testing process.

“The volunteers will be collecting samples and also testing things on site and bringing water samples back to the lab to test. So some things you can test on site and the training will go over all the of the equipment you use and you’re out there with city employees.”

Training for new volunteers will take place Friday, September 16th at 9 A.M. at the Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant Training Room. Water testing begins September 27th.

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