Sacramento Update

#EpicFail: Lead found in the drinking water of San Diego schools

A dog’s reluctance to drink from a bowl in a San Diego classroom led to the discovery of lead in the school’s water system, and testing of all pipes in the San Diego Unified School District will begin soon.

Seriously, our kids get water that a dog won’t drink.

After detecting contaminants that exceeded the state’s allowable level, the district contacted its water provider, the city of San Diego, which has agreed to test all district properties, including its 187 campuses, at no cost.

San Diego Unified Public Information Officer Andrew Sharp said that at the time of the lead discovery, the district already was in discussions with the city to test all water in its properties as part of a new program offered by the state.

Students at the two schools are receiving bottled drinking water until the issue is resolved.

Read the whole story in the LA Times

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