Phase Four of Water Quality Improvements Begins
For the past two years, Metro Schools has been proactively working to make sure our drinking water is below the recommended guidelines set by the EPA. In addition to testing and remediation efforts, we also began a program to flush all pipes in our schools after long breaks to further reduce the level of lead in drinking water. Because there are no regulations for lead testing in schools, we have developed our testing program with guidance from local and state experts and a private testing contractor.
Phase four of Water Quality Improvements at Metro Schools is now underway. This week, Metro Schools brought in a third party, ENSAFE, to randomly test the water in eight schools. Watch this video to see how the samples were taken and check back to our website to see the results of the tests in 7-10 working days.
More Information on Water Quality Testing in Metro Schools:
- Metro Schools Leads State in Testing Drinking Water for Lead
- Metro Schools Accelerates Drinking Water Lead Testing Program
- An Open Letter to Metro Schools’ Families and Employees on Water Quality
- Lead Testing in Metro Schools Summer 2017 Testing Results
- A Statement on Tusculum Elementary and the District’s Voluntary Water Testing Program
- Update on Voluntary Lead Testing for Families, Teachers & Staff