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How safe is the water in New York City schools?


forefront of education-related issues, a new concern has popped up recently in New York City schools -- the quality of the water.

Water from taps in 35 public school buildings on Staten Island had elevated levels of lead in tests this year, according to the city. Elevated lead levels were recorded in March and April after the city began retesting water at every school in each of the boroughs for the first time in more than a decade.

The most recent incident involving water quality took place this fall, when a student became sick at PS 19 in West Brighton due to elevated levels of copper in the water fountain. The water fountain involved was one of five outlets at PS 19 that had elevated levels of lead when tests were conducted in the spring.


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