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Schools’ drinking water meets all state standards

The water in all three Mathews County schools meets all state drinking water standards and the school division is in compliance with all required testing.

Superintendent of Schools Nancy Welch gave a report on the status of the drinking water available to the division’s students during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mathews County School Board, which was held in the Mathews High School media center.

School board chairman Melissa Mason said that the matter had been brought up at a recent candidate forum prior to the Nov. 5 general election, and subsequently was the topic of discussion on social media, with complaints made about the water’s taste and smell.

As far as taste is concerned, Welch said, “that’s going to be a personal preference,” but she added that any sulfur odor “to my knowledge (is) not an issue.”

Welch included in Tuesday’s agenda documents from the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water, the most...

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