Urge Your Legislator to Ensure Safe Drinking Water in Michigan Schools
We can’t wait when it comes to protecting children’s brains from toxic lead
Children are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure in our schools. Water sits stagnant in pipes during weekends and vacations, which dilutes the effectiveness of corrosion control chemicals.
Testing drinking water point sources in schools is costly and if tests are positive, they only conﬁrm the lead source without preventing or reducing the exposure.
By bypassing this slow and costly "test and tell" method and simply installing filtered drinking water stations, children are better-protected sooner and in a more cost-effective manner. Senate Bills 184 and 185 will require schools to install filtered drinking water stations that meet NSF standard 53 for lead reduction.