Recently, our school underwent water testing for lead, in accordance with the provincial regulations (O.Reg 243/07). As a result of this testing, concerns were identified with a food prep sink in room 204. The “standing” sample, which is water that has been sitting for at least 6 hours in the plumbing exceeded lead levels. However, the flushed sample was at an acceptable level. A “flushed” sample is a test after the water has been run through the system. Corrective actions of a daily flushing of all drinking water fixtures before opening the school to students has already been occurring and will continue to be completed to address the issue.
In addition to informing the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Environment, and Conservation and Parks, our Health & Safety representatives have consulted with Public Health to ensure appropriate corrective actions in the circumstance have been taken for the safety of your child. This includes any requirements prescribed in the regulation as well as any additional actions required by Public Health.
If you have any questions, please contact HWDSB at 905.527.5092. For further information on drinking water testing for lead at HWDSB please visit our web page: www.hwdsb.on.ca/about/compliance/drinking-water-testing-for-lead