WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Cape Fear Community College Chemical Technology Department is asking the public to participate in an upcoming water testing project.
According to David Hardin, the $150,000 project has been funded through a grand from the National Science Foundation. The project will allow students to use the latest equipment on campus to detect a wide variety of minerals and contaminants.
CFCC Chemical Technology instructor Tracy Holbrook said the success of the project depends on community participation so students can be exposed to a “real-world” experience.
If you’d like to help, bring a 1-gallon water sample taken from any single source to room N-302 in the Natural Sciences building at CFCC’s downtown campus before March 9.
According to a press release, sources can include tap water, purified water, streams, retention ponds, rivers or other sources. All containers must be clearly labeled.