Shoreline Schools to continue testing for lead in drinking water

Friday, May 13, 2016

Shoreline Schools issued this statement

In light of regional and national attention on the issue of lead in drinking water, we would like to provide you with information about this issue in Shoreline Public Schools.

During the 2004-2005 school year, water fixtures in all District schools and facilities were tested for the presence of lead. The District set an actionable level of 10 parts per billion (ppb), a more stringent standard than the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendation of 15 ppb. Through the course of that testing, some fixtures tested higher than 10 ppb and the District took corrective action.

Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure that we are continuing to provide safe and healthy water in our schools, the District is going to retest all water fixtures at all schools and facilities. We anticipate completing this testing process by the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

If you have any questions, please contact Curtis Campbell, public information officer, 206-393-4412.


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