Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Toilet water at middle school, cleaner than water fountain?

Middle School student Kyleray Katherman for an English assignment, he tested the bacteria content at four water fountains and one toilet to challenge a ban on students from bringing bottled water to class. It seems some were using it to sneak in alcohol.

Guess which was cleaner? It wasn't the water fountains.

Classmates, teachers, administrators and board members said they had no idea. Katherman, 13, used Q-tips and petri dishes, swabbing the spigots of four fountains and sampling one toilet, dunking the cotton in the bowl's center and then dragging it around the rim for a complete sample.

He took the results to the school lab put them under a light to speed up the bacteria's growth. The petri dishes with fountain water were swarming with bacteria. The sample from the toilet was clean, probably because the toilets are doused with cleansing chemicals daily. Administrators quickly replaced the spigots and casing at three of the water fountains and custodians gave them all a thorough cleaning. » Full article here

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At 6/13/2007 12:05 AM, Blogger Michaelangeloh said...

You should test bottled water, you'd be very suprised.


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