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May 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Council Passes Bill to Lower Lead Levels in Schools Drinking Water

Bill will reduce acceptable lead levels by 75 percent The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved legislation Tuesday designed to reduce levels of toxic lead in Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) drinking water. The bill (Bill 2-19), sponsored by County Councilmember Tom Hucker, was introduced on February 5. Currently, Montgomery County schools follow the state lead […]

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February 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Hucker Bill Attacks Lead in Water at Schools

Councilmember Tom Hucker introduced a bill Tuesday that would reduce the allowable level of lead in school drinking water to 5 parts per billion, down from 20 ppb, which is the state standard. A Maryland law required school systems to test water fixtures and replace any that tested 20 ppb or higher. According to a […]

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