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EPA and America's Clean Water Foundation Encourage Global Water Quality Monitoring Effort

Release Date: 09/01/2004
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Contact: Cathy Milbourn 202-564-7824 /

(09/01/04) To ensure that global citizens have clean water for domestic, agricultural, commercial and recreational uses, EPA and America's Clean Water Foundation are inviting people around the world to monitor the water quality of their rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands and coastal waters. This effort is to help engage civic groups, churches and other organizations to participate in the second annual World Water Monitoring Day on Oct. 18, 2004. Volunteers of all ages can obtain a test kit to measure their watershed for four basic indicators of health such as dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity or water clarity and temperature and then enter the results online. Information about participating in the event and receiving kits are available at: or by contacting America's Clean Water Foundation Coordinator Ed Moyer at 202-746-8493. A joint press conference will be held at the National Press Club on Friday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. to demonstrate the water monitoring kits and to help kick off the public's participation in the activities associated with the event.