Ask legislators on the House Natural Resources Standing Committee to pass HB 88 for safe drinking water in Utah public schools!
In 2017, a concerning amount of lead was found in the water in 90% of Utah schools. Most of the schools tested low levels of lead, but nine schools were found with lead content that is greater than the Environmental Protection Agency’s federal guidelines for action. Regardless, according to the EPA, gradual consumption of any amount of lead can cause developmental issues, slowed growth, behavioral issues, and various other health problems.
In January 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency gave the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a $434,000 grant to test lead in Utah public schools and childcare facilities.
HB 88 School and Childcare Water Testing Requirements by Rep. Steve Handy (R-Layton) would ensure that water is safe for Utah children.
Simply scroll down and click “Start Writing” to ask the House Natural Resources Committee members to vote YES on HB 88.