Hundreds of Pasco middle school students learn about water quality

Hundreds of Pasco middle school students learn about water quality

Hundreds of Pasco middle school students took to the Columbia River on Thursday morning to learn more about water quality.

As part of a life science class, the students visited a sewer treatment, toured the Pasco wastewater treatment facility and collected their own water samples.

At Chiawana Park, the teens filled up a tube with water from the river and examined the quality of it using special tools. The exercise allowed the seventh graders to see firsthand how clean or dirty the river could be.

“It’s important to know what water goes in and out of your systems and what’s healthy and not,” student Natalie Amundson said. “Waste water shouldn’t be in there, that gets cleaned out from poop and stuff.”

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