Rossland School getting funding to get rid of lead in water sources

A Rossland school is one of 6 around the province to gain easier access to healthy water, as part of the School Enhancement Program.

The province is accelerating capital investments throughout BC when it comes to student health and safety.

The Ecole des Sept Sommet's in Rossland will be getting part of 750-thousand dollars in funding because recent testing found elevated levels of lead in water sources..

Currently, schools with unsafe lead content in their drinking water are routinely flushing the pipes or shutting down the affected systems. 

The provincial health officer has said there is no evidence of children having been adversely affected by lead in drinking water in B.C.

Work is scheduled to be complete by March 31st.