Alethea Forcier brought two bottles of brown water to Monday night's City Council meeting — samples from the tap at Woonsocket Middle school.
Forcier, a member of the Woonsocket Middle School PTO and a mother of an eighth grade girl, said she had taken the samples from the girls bathroom at the Hamlet Middle School, but, she said, the same brown water is coming out of the tap in the sinks at both buildings, including the cafeterias.
"My child goes to this school," Forcier said, "Something needs to be done about this."
Forcier said the water at the school's been brown for at least a month, though some older kids she's talked to say it's been that way for at least a year.
She said the schools' principals and Superintendent Giovana Donyoan know about the problem.
After the meeting, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt said she would contact Donoyan about the water. Councilman Christopher Beauchamp also spoke to Forcier about the problem.
Baldelli-Hunt said she would contact Donoyan about the water this morning.