In an estimated 130,000 K-12 schools across the U.S., lead is likely to be found in pipes and fixtures. Without a federal mandate, only 15 states require school drinking water testing. The necessary replacement of lead services lines to U.S. schools is estimated at $56 billion, with a 10-year timeframe per project.School administrators across the U.S. have turned to Elkay's ezH2O® filtered bottle filling stations to put safer, healthier water within everyone's reach. The ezH2O is certified to reduce lead and other harmful contaminants and has many features that enable students to gain quick, hands-free access to water. In addition to eliminating plastic waste from single-use bottles, enhanced models also offer energy-saving benefits, such as turning off at programmed times.