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WJCC, York schools ahead of new law mandating tests for lead in water

WJCC, York schools ahead of new law mandating tests for lead in water

When word spread that an entire city was drinking lead-contaminated water, many people started wondering about their own health. Officials in Flint, Mich. acknowledged its lead problem in 2015 and the two years since have been marked by water safety regulations around the country.

"Honestly, with all of the issues related to Flint, we wanted to make sure that our water was safe," Williamsburg-James City County Schools spokeswoman Betsy Overkamp-Smith said. "Because of that, we determined that we should just go ahead and test even though it wasn't required."

Now it's required by law.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Senate Bill 1359 into law on...

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