Copper believed to be source of water contamination at Moorhead middle school

MOORHEAD, MN (Valley News Live) 11 months after a drinking fountain in Horizon Middle School’s East Campus tested positive for high levels of copper, the West Campus is now battling a similar issue.
A mother from Horizon Middle School contacted VNL frustrated that water from the brand new West Campus building has been deemed unsafe to drink.
Her daughter said after students complained that the water tasted funny on Tuesday morning, they were told to stop drinking it.
Water from the Horizon Middle School West Campus is being tested due to concerns with the drinking water.
School will remain in session.
Too much copper can cause short term adverse health effects including vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and nausea.
In January at least 10 kids became sick after drinking water at Horizon Middle School East Campus.
A statement sent to VNL on Wednesday by Moorhead Area Public Schools regarding the incident read: “The water is being tested for copper levels.
Results of the water testing are not yet available.” Despite actions taken by Horizon Middle School West Campus and district administrators to prevent students from drinking the contaminated water, the problem has left many parents wondering how new plumbing could cause this issue.
If you have any questions please contact Horizon Middle School West Campus or the Moorhead Area School District Administration offices.

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