It was reported in August that the St. Louis Public Schools were finding high levels of lead in their drinking water. After seeing these reports, we decided that we would have the water in the New Haven School District tested to ensure that our students were safe. During the time that we were working to select a company to perform our tests, we received a call from KSDK offering their help. They had partnered with Environmental Consultants, LLC to perform free testing for a few small schools in the St. Louis area. We accepted their offer and are grateful to Environmental Consultants for their donation to the school district and our taxpayers.
Our fixture with the highest level of lead was a sink with a test result of 9.2 parts per billion. Although the level is less than half the action level, we have cleaned the fixture, directed that the sink only be used to wash hands, and are working to replace the faucet and pipes for that sink. Thirteen of our fixtures returned a test result of less than one part per billion, the lowest possible score. Fourteen fixtures had a score less than 3.3, and the remaining three were between 4.5 and 5.2. Environmental Consultants have advised us how to clean the fixtures with results between 1 and 5.2, and we have begun that process to ensure that the students are as safe as possible.
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New Haven School District