How’s our water?

With the Flint water crisis on pretty much everyone’s mind, I wanted to assure our students, parents, staff and community that we take the quality of drinking water in our schools seriously.

I recently directed the testing of drinking water in all of our schools as well as our administration office. The samples were taken on February 9 and we received the reports just this past week.

The Federal “Lead and Copper Rule” established an acceptable range for lead from 0 to 0.015 ppm (parts per million). In all of our tests, the results concluded that there were no detectible lead contaminates in our drinking water. All test samples were given a passing determination with the conclusion that all meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Primary (health-related) Drinking Water Standards maximum contaminant level goals for human consumption.

IMG_1968Copies of the certificates of water analysis are available at our main administration office on Burton Street should you wish to inspect them.

We are also reviewing a new report out from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation titled “Managing Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Early Childhood Education Facilities” (February 2016) and will use its recommendations as a guide to help prevent any such contamination in the future.

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About David Britten

Retired U.S. Army Officer, former elementary, middle and high school principal, currently serving as a public school superintendent.
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