California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger OKed a bill that requires school districts to offer students free water. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption toggle caption Paul Sakuma/AP Shots - Health News Schwarzenegger Makes Free Drinking Water The Law In Calif. Schools September 30, 2010 California Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will require school districts to provide students with free drinking water where they eat. Supporters of the legislation say it will help combat obesity and improve students' performance.