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Glenwood schools work to conserve water

Posted at 5:59 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 18:59:53-04

GLENWOOD, Iowa (KMTV) — The order to boil and conserve water is still firmly in place in Glenwood, Iowa.

The school district is making changes to conserve water. Port-a-potties and hand washing stations have been set up outside of the schools.

Students are relying on bottled water, and the school has switched to disposable trays and utensils at lunch time.

The principal said it was important to figure out a way to keep school in session.

“We want to do everything we can to keep things functioning to keep our kids in a rhythm,” Richard Hutchinson, Glenwood High School Principal said. “We have some kids that this is the only stability they have and also some of our kids that have lost everything this is a safety zone. It's a safety place we are going to do everything we can to keep our doors open provide everything we need to provide for our students.”

The school says right now they estimate using between 150 to 200 cases of water a day for their 2,000 students.