Water Quality Information
Samples being collected at all 64 District schools and facilities.
June 3, 2016
Drinking fountains at five Beaverton elementary schools to be shut off
Beaverton School District has identified five elementary schools that
have older water systems with pre-lead ban (1986) copper pipes and
possible lead solder. As a precautionary measure, the District is taking
the following steps immediately at Elmonica, Errol Hassell, Greenway,
Hazeldale and Rock Creek elementary schools:
- Turning off all
drinking fountains in hallways and classrooms. Put signage in
classrooms that have combined faucet/drinking fountains.
- Providing bottled water dispensers in every classroom, gyms, main office, staff room, cafeteria and health room.
District does not have evidence or reason to believe there is lead in
the drinking water at these schools. This decision is based on the age
of the plumbing and component parts.
These schools will be tested
using the same protocol to test all schools and support facilities for
lead in the drinking water. All drinking fountains and faucets,
including kitchen areas will be tested throughout the school system.
June 2, 2016
Beaverton School District to test all schools and facilities for lead in drinking water
Beaverton School District will test all schools and facilities for lead
in drinking water. All drinking fountains and faucets including kitchen
areas will be tested.
The Beaverton School District takes the
health and safety of our students, staff and community seriously. On May
13, a District Safety Committee authorized District-wide lead testing
in light of the events happening in Flint, Michigan and other cities
around the U.S.
The District intends to
sign a contract for lead testing services by Friday, June 3. Collection
of water samples is expected to be completed within a few weeks, with
lab results returned a few weeks later.
levels of lead were found in two drinking fountains in Beaverton's
Highland Park Middle School during the last two weeks of May. All
drinking fountains in the building were immediately shut off and bottled
water is being provided throughout the school including every
classroom, gym, office, cafeteria, and health room.
staff continue to methodically evaluate our plumbing infrastructure and
maintenance and will take additional steps as warranted to provide a
safe environment for students and staff.