SD73 to install lead filtration drinking stations in all schools

By Greg Fry
January 16, 2018 - 11:46am

KAMLOOPS —School District 73 has announced an investment which will ensure all students in the district have access to safe drinking water.

It has announced it will install lead-filtered water stations in every district school. Trustees approved the capital plan at a Board of Education meeting Monday and it's expected the work will be complete by the start of the next school year.

Supt. Alison Sidow says the district made the move following pressure applied by more than 17 parent advisory committees noting they "had already found money to have these units installed in their schools."

PACs that have already invested in filtration units for their schools will be reimbursed.

SD73 implemented a district-wide flushing protocol last year after elevated lead levels were found in water samples taken from a small number of schools.

Vacancy rates remain stable in Kamloops