BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore school system is testing the use of filters that could allow the system to reopen water fountains that have been shut down for a decade because of fear of lead contamination.

Our media partner, the Baltimore Sun reports that filters will be installed this summer at school district headquarters and at two schools. The water will be tested before staff or students will be allowed to drink the water.

The city school system has shut off all water fountains since 2007 after testing found widespread lead contamination. The district now spends about $500,000 annually on water jugs and coolers.

If the filters are deemed a success, it would cost about $3.3 million to install them throughout the district.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access
Download Our App

Watch & Listen LIVE