NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials from Rhode Island and Connecticut are combining efforts to improve the quality of water in the Pawcatuck River.

The Westerly Sun reports officials from Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management and Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will discuss their plans Wednesday at a meeting at Westerly library.

They hope to lower bacteria levels in six river segments, focusing on better managing pollution from storm water, wastewater and agricultural, and animal sources.

A recent study called for some common sense pollution prevention efforts, including encouraging residents to pick up their pet waste and eliminating the source of illegal wastewater discharges.


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