They point to high cost of removing lead pipes proposed by pipe fitters union, drafter of the bill. Others argue the standard for treatment remains hazardous for kids.
$150 million for testing, remediation would remove lead in schools statewide but based on a standard that pediatricians say is still hazardous.
The district posts lead test results online, but parents say that isn’t enough. They want the district to warn parents when high lead levels are found.
Child care centers will be required to test their drinking water for lead under a new law that builds on a similar requirement for K-12 schools.
Community water systems that serve schools will be responsible for testing water.