Water

Drinking water can be contaminated with a wide variety of pollutants: pathogens, heavy metals, non- metallic inorganics, synthetic organic compounds, radioactive substances, chlorine and trihalomethanes. In addition to their many other duties, schools are responsible for providing safe drinking water to students and staff. EAGLE encourages schools to conserve water, as well. Simple behavioral changes can make a world of difference.

Resources

Are You Providing Safe Drinking Water at Your School? (pdf, 18pp) – US Environmental Protection Agency

Schools and Drinking Water – US Environmental Protection Agency

Guidance and Tools for Schools and Child Care Centers

Ground Water and Drinking Water – US Environmental Protection Agency

National Drinking Water Clearinghouse

Water Conservation Resource List – National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities

Water Pollution Prevention and Conservation Curriculum

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