Article courtesy of Britanny Seemuth | November 30th, 2016 | Northwest Now | Shared as educational material.
The water supply of two Menomonee Falls School District elementary schools is still contaminated with coliform bacteria and heavy metals such as copper. Investigations suggest that the bacteria comes from an underground reservoir adjacent to the schools. As for the copper, authorities believe that its presence may be due to the corroding plumbing system. Work is being done to rebuild the plumbing system and rid the coliform bacteria. “It’s still an ongoing issue in that it’s been resolved in all areas of the school except for some of the third-floor drinking fountains, so until we have two consecutive tests back in those areas that come back with no presence of the coliform bacteria, we can’t consider the matter closed,” says Keith Brightman. Read more about it here.