Created: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:34:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:38:46 EST
The Macon Water Authority is joining in a statewide effort to encourage people to protect their water quality.
The MWA hosted Georgia-Adopt-A-Stream training workshops today at its support services facility.
Adopt-A-Stream is a volunteer water quality monitoring program.
The Macon Water Authority recently partnered with the department of natural resources and the environmental proetction agency to expand Adopt-A-Stream in Middle Georgia.
The free classes teach people how to evaluate local streams through chemical and bacterial monitoring methods to determine its health.
Volunteers must take a cerification test at the end of each workshop.
All data collected is sent to an online data base.