South Dakota Granted Funds To Remove Lead From Water In Schools

(Pierre, SD) — South Dakota is getting 426-thousand dollars in federal aid for efforts to remove lead from water in schools and childcare facilities. It’s courtesy of President Biden’s Investing in America plan. The money comes from the Environmental Protection Agency and would go toward lead testing and the removal and replacement of lead pipes, connectors, faucets, water fountains and water-filler stations. Drinking water that comes from a water treatment plant doesn’t have lead, but water can absorb it through the pipes on the way to a faucet. Exposure to lead is dangerous and can cause nervous system failure, abnormal pain and brain fogginess, especially for children.

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