“At the end of the tour the former principal of the school stopped at the sink and told me ‘Don’t drink the water here.’ I laughed, believing her statement to be a joke. But the principal repeated herself in a more serous tone, and told me the water really isn’t good at our school and that she would not drink it herself.”
– Bellehaven Elementary teacher Molly Keyes
“I would consider this a moderate risk. I considerate it moderately bad.”
Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards on the lead in APS’ water
While students, teachers and staff at 23 Albuquerque Public Schools have been drinking – or knowingly avoiding – the “moderately bad” water coming out of pipes that date from the 1930s to the 1990s, administrators of the largest school district in the state were busy spending your tax dollars on:
◊ A $22 million teacher training facility (built).
◊ A $5 million employee health clinic (on hold).