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Private Schools Also Dealing With Water Concerns

Reported: Feb. 3, 2014 6:23 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 4, 2014 9:26 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kennie Bass) - Charleston Montessori received the all clear Monday from West Virginia National Guard testers. The water in the school's building on the city's west side did not show unacceptable levels of crude MCHM, which leaked into the Elk River January 9th.

But even with that news, the school is still giving its students bottled water.

"Well, safety is our number one goal here at Charleston Montessori," Paige Payne, one of the school's directors said. "The students have an opportunity now with the clear water to wash their hands if they so choose but we also have provided hand sanitzer and wipes. That's sort of an individual family decision."

While Charleston Montessori's students will eventually be able to drink out of their water fountains if they choose, some aren't convinced that's the right move.

"I wouldn't drink it," Meera Hartman, a student said. "But I do feel comfortable showering in it and washing my hands and stuff."

One parent who has three children in the school says she moved her entire family from Washington, D.C. to Charleston eight months ago. She says she fell in love with the area, but the water crisis has raised some concerns.

"We were attracted to Charleston because it's such a beautiful and wonderful city and has great schools like Charleston Montessori," Kathryn Haines, a parent said. "But if we are going to continue to live in Charleston we need to have the same amenities that were given everywhere, clean water, I think, being a high priority among those amenities."

Charleston Montessori's director says the school will continue offering bottled water to its students if that is what the child's parents decide.



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