It's a common sight to see: a little kid, standing on his tippy-toes at the schools water fountain trying to quench his thirst in between classes. When we think about our schools, we've always assumed they were safe. Then over the years problems have popped up on more than one occassion; the previous use of lead based paints, asbestos, etc. Now, our schools drinking water is coming into question and Governor Andrew Cuomo is enforcing that all New York schools be tested, which was signed under a new law as of Tuesday.


Elementary schools must be tested completely by the end of this month, with schools for older children being completed by the end of October. School districts are to report their findings not only to parents, but state officials as well.

After these tests are completed, new tests will occur on a five-year basis or on a schedule created by the states health commissioner.