Let’s get the lead out of Philly's school drinking water

Exposure to even small amounts of lead can cause irreversible harm to children's learning, growth and development. Yet recent studies found lead in drinking fountains in every Philadelphia school tested.

The School District of Philadelphia has a great opportunity to fix the threat of lead in drinking water, once and for all. By investing less than 1 percent of the stimulus money that the federal government gave to the Philadelphia School District this past spring, district officials could remove every drinking fountain that poses a risk of lead contamination, and replace it with a lead filtering hydration station.

Call on Superintendent Hite and city officials to take this crucial step to protect our school children from the threat of lead contamination.