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Schools Face July Deadline for Developing Plan to Test Lead in Water

June 13, 2018 08:32 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Minnesota schools have until July 1 to get an approved plan in place to test for lead in their drinking water.  The new law was discussed at a meeting in Rochester on Wednesday, along with facility maintenance issues for schools.

An investigation by Hubbard-affiliate KSTP found schools throughout Minnesota had dangerous levels of lead in their drinking water.  That lead to a change in state law.

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Now, schools have to test water more often, share the results and develop their own "lead in the water" plans.  A former Stewartville Schools superintendent explained what that might look like.

"It'll give you what the plan is how you're supposed to do the testing, how often the testing, and then the plan that you have for the testing," Dr. Dave Thompson said.

Austin Public Schools approved its lead in the water policy at its last board meeting.

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