Keeping Our Water Clean

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Fifth graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School learned about the importance of keeping drinking water clean thanks to a presentation from the Suffolk County Water Authority. After learning about the water cycle and how the water authority cleans and filters water on Long Island, the students witnessed a groundwater simulation. Different pollutants – simulating oil and gas – were leaked into the simulator. Students could see how these pollutants and others such as cesspools and fertilizers, could have a lifelong effect on our water.