Oakland City to install new hydration stations in 110 schools

The Oakland City Council recently voted  to approve the purchase and installation of new hydration stations in 110 schools (15 high schools, 14 middle schools, 54 elementary schools, and 28 child development centers) in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), after high lead levels were found at one high school's water station.

Oakland’s Sugar Sweetened Beverage tax will provide USD 371,000 in funding for the stations, while Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan is also allocating USD 100,000 toward the cause.

Bringo's take: another example of how health and ecology (as kids are encouraged to fill up their own reusable bottles with clean water) can make for a beautiful win-win. More at the Oakland Post.