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.
West Sacramento, Calif. – Recently the California State Water Board mandated that local water districts provide free water testing for lead contamination at the point of use in California schools—when the school requests it. Lead in drinking water is serious, but schools have options to mitigate contamination, including access to technical assistance and funding.