Water Testing at Dallas Community School – Required Public Reporting
On August 17th the State Board of Education adopted new rules related to testing for lead in schools. This action represents a swift response by state education leaders to ensure the health and safety of all Oregon students. In the news release it said, “The rules require school districts and public charter schools to report to the public findings of lead testing and testing for other environmental health factors within five days of receiving the results, as well as how they will support ongoing monitoring.”
The three water outlets within the DCS site were sampled on Wednesday, August 24th and the results were delivered to Water Lab Corporation in Salem. We received the test results on Monday, September 19th and are reporting the findings.
All fixtures reported No Detection (ND) at the Method Reporting Limit (MRL) of .001 mg/l. The EPA limit is .020 mg/l. As a matter of safety, should the results have had the presence of lead, DCS provided a water dispenser for student use through Sierra Springs. We will continue to make water available through the dispenser, but you now know that DCS water is safe to drink. If you would like to see a copy of the results please contact the school office at 503-420-4360.