Good Samaritans bringing bottled water to Detroit schools

Published: Sep. 7, 2018 at 10:46 PM EDT
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Some good Samaritans are stepping in to deliver drinking water to Detroit Public Schools.

A teachers union had already collected bottled water but it needed help to ship it to students.

On Thursday, a local window retailer delivered the water to a company that provided a storage site.

From there, the water will be distributed to individual schools next week.

Water fountains were shut down in Detroit Public Schools last month after tests found high levels of lead or copper.

"It is fantastic. I think our community partners really stepped up, no questions asked," Terrence Martin, Detroit Federation of Teachers.

The city's water department blames the aging pipes in Detroit schools for the water shutdown.