RICHMOND, Va. — After dozens of failed lead water tests in Hampton Roads schools, Delegate Alex Askew introduced legislation to the General Assembly to require more transparency in local schools and daycares.

House Bill 797 would require each local school board to submit its plan to test and remediate certain potable water sources and report the results of any such test to the Department of Health.

The bill also requires local school boards to take all necessary steps to notify parents if testing results indicate lead contamination that exceeds the maximum contaminant level goals set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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