Upper Dublin parents asked to send kids to school with bottled water

HORSHAM, Pa. (WPVI) — Parents are being asked to send their children to school with bottled water, and one state representative is calling for school officials to do more.

"We should not tolerate chemicals in our schools and the Upper Dublin School District needs to do more."

Sharp words from North Wales Republican State Rep. Todd Stephens directed at the Upper Dublin School District. The issue is certain contaminates measured in Parts per Trillion in drinking water. Stephens believes the district is being too lax.

"They should immediately take water fountains off-line. They should immediately take cooking sinks off-line, test the water and then we should remediate to a non-detect standard," he said.

The district said Friday it planned to do much of that to test the water and place filters on at least some of the water fountains inside its schools. Upper Dublin School District Superintendent Steve Yanni said, "We are going to shut the fountains off that don’t have filters on them just out of an abundance of caution. But we will have water fountains with filters on others."

But some wonder if the district’s filters will remove enough of the contaminants. Resident Jill Florin showed us […]

About bottled water vs. drinking fountains:

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Upper Dublin parents asked to send kids to school with bottled water
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