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World Water Monitoring Day brings awareness to clean, litter-free water

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From cleaning up trash to taking water quality samples, organizer Chad Carwein says the trash would normally flow into the Tar River. (Photo: Tyler Hardin, WCTI NewsChannel 12)

Numerous people in Greenville spent Wednesday working to keep the Town Creek Culvert clean ahead of World Water Monitoring Day.

The global day brings awareness to water resources, and around 25 people from different community groups took to the newly-renovated culvert to clean. From cleaning up trash to taking water quality samples, organizer Chad Carwein says the trash would normally flow into the Tar River.

"Coming down here, looking at what is a beautiful resource that the city has invested in, to see it just littered and contaminated with trash is something that we’re trying to remedy," explained Carwein, a sustainability manager at East Carolina University. "We’re trying to clean it up, but we hope that we have to do less and less of this moving forward."

World Water Monitoring Day is Friday, and the group says it plans to clean up the area once a month.