College students committed to increasing water quality testing

Raleigh County

Students at WVU Tech are doing what they can to help the environment, one water sample at a time. 

The students are testing the water of five different sites throughout Raleigh County. This is a school program that works with Piney Creek Watershed and Beckley Sanitary board to look at many factors that impact our water.

Student, Maranda Keaton, said she enjoys learning more about water quality.

“Through this you can see fecal run-off from either agriculture, sewer systems, anything like that, you can see that within the water when we run these. You can also see things like the conductivity from salts coming off the road or just pollution,” Keaton said.

The group meets once a month.

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