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July 28, 2016

District receives results for water testing in all schools

The district has received complete results for lead testing that was conducted at each school in June. Only two issues were identified out of a total 225 sources that were tested, and there was no problem with any water fountain across the district.

Overall, the results give the district confidence in the water that is used in our schools every day. The two locations with elevated levels will be re-tested and addressed as needed.

One of these outlets is a kitchen faucet in the Student Support Services office suite at the high school. The other is a kitchen faucet at Glencliff that showed elevated results during an initial round of testing earlier in the spring.

The identification of elevated levels is based on a threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Heightened awareness of the issue of water quality in the state and around the country prompted the district to conduct the tests. Samples were taken first at Glencliff early in the spring and in the remainder of the district schools in June.

The Glencliff faucet that showed elevated levels in the June testing and the faucet in the Student Support Services office suite are being re-tested. If needed, the supply lines to these faucets will be replaced with plastic piping.

The district is pleased that the complete results showed no issues in the overwhelming majority of water outlets, including all water fountains used by students on a regular basis.

There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of students, staff members and school visitors.