"It Could Cost Oakland Schools $38 Million To Fix Lead Contamination"

"OAKLAND — Oakland Unified [school district] estimates it will cost $38 million to address high lead levels in water taps at its schools.

About $22 million of that estimated cost is for replacing old water lines, and $16 million to replace drinking water and sink fixtures, Oakland Unified spokesman John Sasaki told the Oakland Tribune. Under the district’s current plan, the cost will be spread out over five years, he said.

The district seeks to fund most of the work through local construction bonds and grants through state and other programs, Sasaki said. The district is amid a budget crisis that prompted the school board to approve $9 million in mid-year budget cuts."

Ali Tadayon reports for the East Bay Times February 8, 2018.

Source: East Bay Times, 02/09/2018