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Hundreds of volunteers came out to test Wabash River water.

The Wabash River Enhancement Corporation held its bi-annual Wabash Sampling Blitz. This event gives the community an opportunity to learn more about the water and its cleanliness.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 6:46 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- People in the Lafayette community doubled as citizens and scientists for Wabash Sampling Blitz.

The event held by The Wabash River Enhancement Corporation allowed hundreds of volunteers to test Wabash River water.

Wabash Sampling Blitz is bi-annual and is meant to teach the community about the water and its cleanliness.

The event has drawn volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Angela Andrews, Assistant Superintendent at Lafayette Renew, said she is happy about the community getting involved.

"I just think it's great for everyone to remember that it takes all of us to make our water quality great and to care about it, so everyone should take ownership," said Andrews.

Andrews has been working this event for almost 10 years. According to her, the water condition is improving. Once the results are in, the community will be able to compare the water's conditions to previous years.

"I think that they really enjoy it. They see, you know, how good our water quality is when they're out there, they can compare it year to year too. if they volunteer every year," said Andrews.

Andrews says Lafayette is a great environmentally based community.

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