Philadelphia School District Releases Water Safety Test Results

by Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia School District has released the results of water safety tests conducted on 22 schools since starting the testing in August.

The school district launched the water safety testing at the height of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

So far 26 schools out of 40 have been tested, but results were only available for 22 of those schools.

The school district says 86% of water fountains tested passed, and those that failed were shutdown within 24-hours. Once fixed, District Spokeswoman Fran Burns tells CBS 3 Eyewitness News that they will be retested…

“The retesting is actually done so that we can continue to provide and assurance of safe and healthy and accessible water,” said Burns.

Burns says parents will receive a letter with more information, and the School District has also announced that it will expand testing to all of it’s schools.

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