Water Undrinkable at Salt Lake Elementary School

Water Undrinkable at Salt Lake Elementary School

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Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio Officials have discovered high levels of copper in the water at Highland Park Elementary School and have deemed it unsuitable to drink.

Water Undrinkable at Salt Lake Elementary School

Now cases of bottled water line the hallway outside the main office, and the drinking fountains have been turned off. "I had a custodian notice one day when he turned on the water, [he] actually looked in the toilets in the bathroom, and the water had a bluish tint to it," explained Jason Olsen, spokesman for the Salt Lake School District

Olsen said from the first day of school, Highland Park students have been drinking bottled water.

Water Undrinkable at Salt Lake Elementary School

The water in the bathrooms is still running, but kids have been told not to drink it.

Olsen said they have some theories as to what's causing the elevated copper levels, but are still waiting for test results to come back. They expect them in the next week or so.

The surrounding neighborhoods were also tested, but appear to have normal levels of copper.

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