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The state of Minnesota has passed a new law requiring schools to approve a lead water testing plan, and then conduct the drinking water tests in the next five years. Schools must report the findings of their tests to parents in the school district. This recommended testing protocol stems from a few different water quality issues, including lead found in drinking water in various locations around the state.

Whatever the reason may be for the lead and toxins being discovered in Minnesota's schools, even the potential of the presence of something like lead in students' water supplies deserves our attention.  As the state of Minnesota enacts these new standards, and other states around the country do the same, water quality and filtration becomes a discussion not about convenience but about necessity.

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