Calusa Waterkeeper Distributes Water Test Kits
In the days following Hurricane Ian, when flood waters and power outages may have compromised the quality of drinking water in both wells and community water systems, Calusa Waterkeeper launched a community service project to distribute free water testing kits. Since October 15, more than 160 kits have been distributed around the county at five locations. Thank you to those donors who funded this project in its entirety.
Pollution poured into our waterways as a result of Hurricane Ian with very real consequences. “The volume of stormwater loaded with pollutants, the sanitary sewer overflows, and other sewage problems are widespread right now,” said John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper.
Even though boil water notices have been lifted in most of Lee County, Calusa Waterkeeper will continue kit distribution in an effort to fulfill its mission to ensure drinkable, fishable, swimmable water for all.
Please check our website and social media platforms for the next test kit distribution dates and locations..