Two Victoria area schools are getting upgrades to reduce the amount of lead in its’ drinking water.
Receiving the upgrades are École Sundance Elementary in Victoria and the Children’s Development Centre in Saanich.
There are six schools in total getting the funding that will cost the province $750,000.
“Kids should be able to get a drink of clean, healthy water from water fountains at school. Now students at these schools will be able to do that,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education in a release.. “My goal is to have every student in B.C. attend a healthy and safe school, and this is another step toward achieving that goal. We know we have more work to do, and that is why we are accelerating capital investments throughout B.C.”
Recent testing of several schools in the province found elevated leves of lead in the drinking water sources.
The projects are scheduled to be complete by March of 2018.