Florida legislators want to filter public school drinking water

January 22, 2019 | Tallahassee Democrat

A trip to the water fountain after lunch or recess may seem innocuous for students. But Florida legislators are concerned with what may be in the water.

A bill introduced by Sens. Janet Cruz, Lauren Book and Annette Taddeo would require public schools to filter drinking water at the source on campuses built before 1986. The filters would have to remove lead.

“All kids should have access to clean and safe drinking water at school,” Cruz (D-Tampa) said in an email. “…Schools around the country are facing this problem. We need to fix this in Florida and that is why I am proud to sponsor Senate Bill 66.”

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