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Baden area school says lead levels in water test high

Region of Waterloo Public Health officials are working with a local high school to ensure its drinking water is safe after high levels of lead were found in the water
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Region of Waterloo Public Health officials are working with a local high school to ensure its drinking water is safe after high levels of lead were found in the water.

In a letter sent out to families, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School Principal Carolyn Salonen says high levels of lead were found in water samples taken back on June 15th, 2018.

She says Public Health officials have already taken corrective action by removing and replacing the affected water fixture and flushing the affected fixture daily.

Principal Salonen adds this is an ongoing process and the Baden area school will keep working with Public Health until they meet the provincial standards. 

In an email sent to 570 NEWS from Waterloo Region District School Board Chief Communications Officer, Alana Russell says, "Water is tested throughout the summer months and the results are posted to our website. A letter is sent home to parents outlining the findings as well as the steps taken to remedy the situation." 

Any concerned parents can contact the school at 519-634-5441 or email info@wrdsb.ca.

Water testing details at all local public schools can be found here.

 

 

Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School Lead Testing LetterLetter sent out to parents from Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School Principal Carolyn Salonen. September 5, 2018.
 

 

 

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