Palermo Union Elementary School District (PUESD) was struggling with very limited access to drinking water on some of its campuses.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is administering the statewide Bottled Water for Schools Program funded through the California State Water Board’s “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.”
A lack of regulation, political will and funding have all led to contaminated drinking water for many schools around the country, and researchers note that children are particularly vulnerable to the chemical.
West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)’s Agua4All Program was awarded $93,000 by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment to support the installation of water bottle filling stations with Point of Use filtration throughout two Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) in California’s Central Valley.
Merced, Calif. –Dignity Health, The California Endowment, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and Le Grand and Planada school districts gathered on March 9 to celebrate the newly unveiled water bottle filling stations that have been installed in elementary, middle and high schools.