Win prize for improving the Coast’s water quality
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is offering up a monetary prize for a challenge aimed at cleaning up water here on the Coast.
Around 200 beach outfalls along the Coast drain storm water into the Mississippi Sound, according to environmental experts. The outfalls provide very little treatment of the water. The MDEQ’s Beach Outfalls Challenge is centered on improving the water quality harmed by the process.
A high school senior from Bay St. Louis tells News 25 her team’s idea is to substitute the outfalls system with a natural canal that other bay areas are already using. Our Lady Academy Senior Anna Negrotto said, “What it does it that you have these trees and shrubs and sea grass and kind of like a canal shape and it will catch the biological and physical pollutants as well. It will clean the water out while catching any type of pollutants.”
Visit beachoutfallschallenge.org to register. The registration closes Friday, March 31st at 5 p.m. Winners of the challenge will have a prototype of their design built and installed along the Coast.
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