Williams Lake students to gain access to healthy water

By Greg Fry
December 4, 2017 - 12:17pm

KAMLOOPS — Good news for over 1,600 students in British Columbia, including those in Williams Lake.

This as the provincial government has announced an accelerated capital investment to ensure access to healthier water.

To that end, Victoria will be funding projects totalling $750,000 through the School Enhancement Program.

The schools receiving capital upgrades are:

  • Lake City Secondary School - Columneetza Campus in Williams Lake
  • Mountview Elementary school in Williams Lake
  • Naghtaneqed Elementary/Junior Secondary in Nemiah Valley
  • Ecole Sundance Elementary in Victoria
  • Ecole des Sept-sommets in Rossland
  • the Children's Development Centre in Saanich

The provincial government is funding these upgrades because recent testing found elevated levels of lead in water sources at several schools in B.C. Currently, schools with unsafe lead content in their drinking water are routinely flushing the pipes or shutting down the affected systems to ensure student safety.

According to the provincial health officer, there is no evidence of kids having been adversely affected by lead in drinking water in B.C.



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