We received back the lead testing results from Alexin Laboratories today, October 25th.
In the elementary school we have two classroom faucets and two classroom drinking fountains that show elevated lead levels. We also have several sinks that have elevated levels but none of these are intended for drinking or food prep.
We are shutting off all fixtures with elevated levels until we can set up a new sampling time. The plan is to turn them back on, flush them thoroughly and then shut them off for 72 hours, followed by a resampling. Some of these fixtures haven't had any significant use in months and so we want to make sure we check them properly a second time. We did not flush any fixtures prior to the first sampling.
Any fixtures that continue to show elevated lead levels after a second testing will be replaced and resampled. Any that continue to show elevated levels at that point will require more significant plumbing solutions.
The middle and high schools showed no amounts of lead at all. That is not a surprise given when plumbing was done in those buildings.
If you have any questions please call Superintendent Jeff Clark at 503-835-2171.