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Breakdown of water testing results from Seattle Public Schools

April 26th, 2016 · Comments

Seattle Public Schools released a statement today regarding water quality and testing at all schools, in the wake of lead found in the water at several Tacoma schools.

“The Seattle Public Schools considers student health and safety as a top priority. Over the last several years we have adopted and implemented a set of rigorous standards which have set nationally recognized standards for safe drinking water quality in public schools. The program was established by the School Board, which adopted a Drinking Water Policy in 2004. It includes periodic testing of each drinking water source in each school, coupled with reporting of the results on the District website.”

Click this link for the Drinking Water Testing Report webpage, with links to water testing reports and schedules for every school in the district.

Greenwood Elementary School’s latest water testing report is from Jan. 6, 2016. “All sources meet the policy. The school will be flushed after any breaks longer than five days. Follow-up monitoring: Will be performed in school year 2018-2019.”

West Woodland Elementary School’s most recent testing report is from June 3, 2014.

“Status: All sources meet the policy, except: Bottled water will be provided at: Nurse office sink (#34) The school will be flushed after any breaks longer than five days. Follow-up monitoring: Will be performed in 2017.”

Broadview-Thomson K-8 had a broken link to its results. We’ll update as soon as SPS has that fixed.

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