Water quality at Petit-Rocher schools a cause of concern for parents

The quality of drinking water at Le Tournesol and Le Domaine Etudiant schools in Petit-Rocher have some parents concerned for the health of their kids.

Petit-Rocher's drinking water comes from the Nigadoo River, which regularly exceeds "trihalomethane" standards and the village is working on a strategy to address the issue.

The Francophone North-East School District is aware of the problem and says bottled water is made available to students and staff when levels don't fall within the acceptable limit.

Parents say they have not been made privy to results of water testing but the district says that could change due to public demand.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)