One By One Schools Are Testing Their Water In New York State

06.08.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It's a movement that's spreading across New York state after two huge districts, Ithaca and Binghamton, tested positive for lead.

Now there's a bill in the works that may require nearly all schools to test.
Senator Tom 'O Mara and Assemblywoman Barbara Lupardo introduced a joint bill Tuesday calling for new testing regulations for all school districts that get city water. And they want it done in 2016.

If it passes, it would require all schools on city water to test the water every year, keep parents and teachers informed, and provide state cash for testing. The bill would not impact schools that are on wells.