School's Tainted Water Causing Problems for Neighbors

School's Tainted Water Causing Problems for Neighbors

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Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio High levels of copper are still a problem for one Salt Lake elementary school, so the kids are still not drinking the water. Now, excess water bottles are becoming a problem for the neighborhood.

Some students walking home from Highland Park Elementary School are dropping water bottles along the way. Others throw them at their classmates, and they end up on people's lawns.

Neighbors are starting to notice, but the school's principal, Sue Parker, has not heard about it yet. "Honesty, I haven't had any parents call me and complain, which is pretty unusual with 500 kids," she said.

Parker says the bottle-dropping is rare; most of the kids are excited about recycling the water bottles they've been using since the beginning of the school year.

The district is still testing to see what is causing the copper pipes to corrode faster than normal in the brand-new building.

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