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Pa Schools Offered Free Water Testing


March 18, 2021

Pennsylvania launched a statewide program March 15 that will offer free water tests at schools and day cares concerned about lead contamination.

Gov. Tom Wolf said the $1.74 million federal grant program is a piece of his “Lead Free Pennsylvania” plan. He said the departments of Education and Human Services have begun the process of contacting eligible facilities.

“Testing the water of thousands of child care centers and schools will give us a bench mark of the work we need to do next for removing lead from water and protecting our children,” Wolf said.

Many of Pennsylvania’s 501...

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