Environment Montana

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The comment period on a proposal that would require all public schools in Montana to test faucets for lead ends Monday.

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The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services held a public hearing Thursday in Helena on a new rule that would require all public schools to test water fixtures for lead.

The Environmental Protection Agency is making $20 million available for states and tribes to voluntarily test drinking water for lead at schools and childcare facilities.