Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Update on water testing in schools throughout the district
The purpose of this message is to provide parents and
community members with an update on the process of testing the water in our
The testing throughout the district began today (June 1) and is scheduled to
continue through June 9. As you may know, water testing at Glencliff was
recently completed. The samples from all seven other schools will be collected
during this June period.
All sources of water used for cooking and drinking will be tested for lead
levels, including classroom and hallway water fountains and kitchen faucets.
The district received the full results from the testing conducted at Glencliff
today. Every sample taken from the school's water fountains had levels of lead
that were below the limit established by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Water fountains at the school have been reopened.
The tests did indicate elevated levels in "first draw" samples from two kitchen
faucets at Glencliff. These are samples taken first thing in the morning, before
the water has been running. After it ran for two minutes, the levels dropped
below the EPA limit. As the district works to identify and address the issue, it
will ensure that the water is run for this two minute period prior to use.
Similarly, if any results in the other schools show elevated levels, appropriate
action will be taken.
There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our students,
staff and school visitors. The district is committed to being proactive in this
area and keeping parents and community members informed.