PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – For 18 years, Cynthia Morissette has been testing water quality with her students, and the Woonasquatucket River near Riverside Park in Providence has always tested positive for concerning bacteria called fecal coliform. That is, until now.

Morissette is the Environmental Education Coordinator for the Narragansett Bay Commission. She says, “It’s 18 years, and we’ve never – and I mean I’ve taken hundreds of samples.”

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