State law encourages districts to address water quality in schools.
Code of Alabama 22-3-5. Health officer; duties.
It shall be the duty of the county health officer: (13) To inspect the schools of the county at least once annually, with the view of seeing that they are supplied with pure drinking water and surrounded by sanitary conditions in all respects, especially to investigate whether or not said schools are equipped with adequate disposal facilities; further, to promote health education within the school system with the concurrence of the appropriate educational authorities.
Memo on Drinking Water Testing
This memo recommends that school systems test drinking water consumed by students and employees.
Memo on Resources fo Making Potable Water Available in Schools
This memo addresses the potable water requirement and provides guidance to schools on identifying resources to meet the requirement.