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Schools water certified clear, safe for consumption

When you pour yourself a glass of water to drink, or take a sip at a school water fountain it may appear clean, taste good, and you may expect it to be safe – but is it? Many sources of water we assume are safe may contain dissolved minerals, organic compounds or even live organisms at harmful concentrations that may affect your health. But, that is not the case here in Seminole County.

The water quality available to students and staff at Seminole County Schools has been certified clear, clean and safe for consumption by all. The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and its Soil, Plant and Water Laboratory in Athens issued a report this week confirming the safety of water consumed at all Seminole County Schools. The UGA report tested Seminole County’s water for antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper,  lead, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium and zinc and found that no levels were present to cause adverse health effects.

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