Key Points To Address Regarding Safe Drinking Water & Water Consumption In Schools
Drinking water is essential to good health but only if the water is safe for human consumption. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 98,000 public schools' water supplies are not regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. In fact, 44 states do not require schools to check their water supplies for lead, and doing so is not a federal government requirement either. Additionally, research shows that only 15% of children drink enough water during the day, which can negatively affect mental performance.