By Andrew Pillow
Water quality has been a hot topic of conversation lately. With the controversy and fallout in Flint, no local government wants to get caught with their pants down in regards to safe drinking water. This might explain why the Indiana Finance Authority will offer drinking water tests for all of the state’s public schools free of charge.
The program will specifically test for lead in water meant for human consumption. Jim McGoff, the authority’s director of environmental programs, doesn’t anticipate most schools would fail the test but is prepared for the ones who do.
“If a sample test reveals elevated lead levels, the IFA and Indiana Department of Environmental Management will work with the school district to map out next steps to address the situation,” McGoff said.
This initiative comes on the heels of the East Chicago water crisis.
Read more here. (via: WFYI)