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- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs filtered water laws for schools, childcare centers
- Laws will require a filter bottle filling station or faucet for every 100 kids
- Move comes seven years after Flint water contamination crisis
LANSING — Michigan will be the first state in the nation to require filtered drinking water at all schools and daycare centers under new laws signed Thursday by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Facilities will have until the end of the 2025-26 school year to install at least one bottle-filling station or faucet filter for every 100 children under the laws, which aim to prevent lead exposure that, at high levels, can cause brain damage and developmental delays.