Kids at Colonial Elementary without tap water for 3 days after water main break
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Things are back to normal at Colonial Elementary Wednesday after a water main break.
FOX 4 heard from plenty of parents who are concerned because the district never gave them a heads up about the situation.
Jadiel Passalacqua,4, wrapped up his school day. For three days he has not been able to wash his hands with soap and water.
The news came as a shock to his mom Miozoty who learned about the lack of running drinking water at the school through a FOX 4 Facebook update.
We took Miozoty's concerns to School Board officials who say crews repaired the water main break Monday. Tests by the Lee County Health Department showed the water was not okay to drink until Wednesday. For three days kids had been drinking bottled water and using sanitizer brought in by the district.
Toilets were working but sinks and water fountains were shut off. The school was under a boil water advisory. No formal notice was given to parents.
FOX 4 questioned district officials why a notice was ever sent home to parents. A spokesperson said he would have to check with Colonial Elementary administrators but said parents who called the school or stopped by with questions were told what was going on.