MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Northern Michigan University is currently replacing drinking fountains to help filter out non-potable water. NMU discovered the issue of lead in the drinking water in three buildings during a test in May. The Thomas Fine Arts building, the Learning Resource Center, and the PEIF are the three buildings affected. NMU is currently replacing the drinking fountains in those buildings with new ones with built in filters that will make the water potable again. They're also aimed at sustainability.
“They have bottle fillers that have counters on them, and that encourages our students to use refillable water bottles and that's something that's sort of a sustainability effort that we have on campus,” said NMU spokesperson Derek Hall.
They plan to have the drinking fountains replaced before classes start, August 27.