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.
Copies 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.