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VIDEO: Citizen Water Testers in Action

May 09, 2013 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

The 1972 Clean Water Act requires states to monitor river and lake health by measuring and reporting basic environmental data. That's quite a challenge in the land of 10,000 lakes, so every year the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recruits volunteers to help monitor water quality.

As Laurie Sovell of the MPCA says, we all live down stream from somebody, and Minnesota needs to be a leader in keeping water quality at its best.


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