Water Coolers Replace School Drinking Fountains in Detroit

Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper.

  • Published 4 September 2018

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of Detroit public schools students were told Tuesday to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes, after the drinking fountains were shut off because of contaminants in some water fixtures. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said last week that elevated levels of lead or copper were found in fixtures at 34 schools. Test results are pending for other schools. The discovery of contaminated water in Detroit’s… Read at AP News