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Safe Drinking Water in Franklin-McKinley Schools: Update to the Community

Assembly Bill 746, which requires community water systems to test lead levels in all public K-12 schools before July 1, 2019 was passed and signed by the Governor on October 13, 2017. The Bill became effective January 1, 2018. Franklin-McKinley School District (FMSD) has been proactive in ensuring water sources be tested by having the San Jose Water Company (SJWC) perform water sampling and analysis in November of 2017. The Summary Report of all FMSD schools’ samples showed lead levels less than 15 parts per billion (ppb).  Even though the lead levels in our District’s drinking water is considered at safe levels, FMSD is seeking a Grant from the California Water Boards (State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards) to provide free, fresh, drinking water for students during mealtimes by installing water bottle filling stations inside the cafeterias. The deadline to apply is June 29, 2018. Upon application review from the Water Boards, if approved, this project will commence in the 2018-19 school year.

Questions or comments, please contact Vanessa Burbach, Supervisor of Energy Management / Property & Liability at vanessa.burbach@fmsd.org or (408) 283-6089.