HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Senator Janet Cruz is starting a fundraising effort to make sure Hillsborough County students have clean water.
Cruz says she wants to raise $250,000 to add water filters at 136 schools.
We told you last year that 54 schools in Hillsborough County tested above the Federal standard last year.
The news comes after a bill, introduced by Cruz, failed to make its way to the Governors desk. If passed, the bill would've added water filters in all schools in the state.
Senator Cruz is still in the beginning phases of fundraising. We'll keep you updated on her plans.
We reached out to Hillsborough County schools for a comment but have not heard back yet.