Water testing results in FMS
Nov. 1, 2016—Late yesterday,
the district received the middle school’s water testing results, which
includes 95 outlets throughout the building with readings above the action
level (15 parts per billion). The majority of outlets exceeding the
threshold are science lab sinks, as well as seven outlets used for drinking
• Four sinks in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) classrooms
• One drinking fountain
• Two steaming kettles (a piece of kitchen equipment that cooks large quantities of food using steam heat), which have not been used during the 2016-17 school year
As of this morning, Nov. 1, all outlets exceeding the action level have been taken offline (covered so they cannot be used) or are in the process of being labeled for handwashing only. These outlets will not be used for drinking or cooking until follow-up test results indicate that lead levels are at or below the action level.
Under the guidance of the Department of Health, the district is working with its consultants to develop an appropriate remediation plan. At all times, the district will ensure that students and staff have an adequate supply of water for drinking and cooking.
VIEW WATER TESTING RESULTS FOR FMS (PDF)