August 8, 2016
The District has begun to receive results from the lead testing that was conducted during June and July at 64 schools and facilities throughout our system. Over 6,000 samples were taken and they are currently being analyzed. Over the coming weeks, we will provide updates as test results are received.
We have very few outlets that are above the action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) that the EPA sets for municipal water suppliers.
Here are the steps we are taking:
- The District will turn off water outlets that have a 15 ppb or higher result.
- We will replace fixtures that have results of 15 ppb or higher. We plan to complete this work by the start of school in September.
- We will conduct follow up testing on these outlets and the new fixtures.