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School Water Testing Updates

Student safety is a priority in our schools. In the spring/summer of 2016, , our district took precautionary steps to test for lead in drinking water in all schools and facilities and has developed standard protocols to address any issues that are found. Samples are tested by an independent, third party environmental lab. Please contact your building principal if you have questions or concerns about the water quality at your child's school.

School Water Testing Results and Updates

Adams Elementary
August 8, 2016- 54 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing.  The only fixture that showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight was in the kitchen pot filler. Water has been turned off and signage posted at the affected fixture. The full lab report for Adams Elementary is available here.

September 7, 2016 Update
All affected fixtures have been permanently disabled or replaced and retested.   All fixtures are approved for drinking water.

Garfield Elementary
August 8, 2016- 47 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing.  7 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classrooms 5, 11, 14, 17, 19, and 28. Water has been turned off and signage posted at the affected fixtures. The full lab report for Garfield Elementary is available here.

Resultados para la escuela Garfield- 47 equipos han sido revisados en el primer test, 7 de esos equipos han mostrado elevados niveles de plomo a, ó por encima de, 20 partes por billion(ppb) en la primera muestra del dia de agua que ha sido estacionada durante toda la noche en las siguientes aulas: Aulas 5,11,14,17,19 y 28.

Status:

  • (Completado) El agua ha sido cortada y señales han sido adosadas a los equipos.
  • Se ha identificado la causa del plomo y planeado remover o reemplazar el causante (canillas o grifos, cañerias, etc )
  • Nuevos analisis serán realizados despues del reemplazo para asegurar la salud de los estudiantes y el personal.
  • Notificaremos a los padres, estudiantes, personal, y la comunidad de las acciones completadas.

Actualizado 7 de septiembre, 2016
Todos los bebederos afectados han sido cambiados y el agua en ellas ha sido analizada otra vez. Todos los bebederos están disponibles para el uso, excepto el del salón 19, que no está siendo usado actualmente como salón de clases. Recursos alternativos de agua potable han sido identificados para ese salón. El reporte entero del análisis de agua hecho una vez más para la Escuela Primaria Garfield está disponible. Si estuviera interesado/a en verlo, por favor, hable con el personal de la oficina de la Escuela Garfield.

Hoover Elementary
August 8, 2016- 39 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing.  No fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight. The full lab report for Hoover Elementary is available here.

September 7, 2016 Update
No fixtures exceeded EPA action levels on initial sampling.   Fixtures in rooms 1 and 3 showed slightly elevated lead levels.  As part of the district’s response this summer, fixtures were replaced and we are awaiting final test results.  Alternate drinking water will be provided for these classrooms.

Jefferson Elementary
July 21, 2016- 47 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing. 12 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classrooms 3, 9, 11, 17, 18, Library, Gym, and Kitchen.
The full lab report for Jefferson Elementary is available here.

September 7, 2016 Update
All affected fixtures have been replaced and retested.   Partial results were received and the following locations continue to be closed for drinking water: 3, 17, gym, and kitchen. We are awaiting final test results on the remaining locations.

Lincoln Elementary
August 8, 2016- 54 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing.  2 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classrooms 122, and the Lion’s Club Office. Water has been turned off and signage posted at the affected fixtures. The full lab report for Lincoln Elementary is available here.

Resultados para la escuela Lincoln- De los 54 equipos analizados, solo 2 mostraron elevados niveles a, ó por encima de, 20 partes por billion (ppb) en la primera muestra del dia de agua que ha sido estacionada durante toda la noche en las siguentes areas:  Aula 122, y la oficina del Club Lion’s.

Status:

  • (Completado) El agua ha sido cortada y señales han sido adosadas a los equipos.
  • Se ha identificado la causa del plomo y planeado remover o reemplazar el causante (canillas o grifos, cañerias, etc )
  • Nuevos analisis serán realizados despues del reemplazo para asegurar la salud de los estudiantes y el personal.
  • Notificaremos a los padres, estudiantes, personal, y la comunidad de las acciones completadas.

Actualizado el 7 de septiembre, 2016

Todos los bebederos afectados han sido cambiados y el agua en ellas ha sido analizada otra vez. Todos los bebederos están aprobados como agua potable.  El reporte entero del análisis de agua hecho una vez más para la Escuela Primaria Lincoln.  Si estuviera interesado/a en verlo, por favor, hable con el personal de la oficina de la Escuela Lincoln.

Mountain View Elementary
August 8, 2016- 33 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing.  3 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classrooms 18, 11, and the cafeteria drinking fountain. Water has been turned off and signage posted at the affected fixtures. The full lab report for Mt. View Elementary is available here.

September 7, 2016 Update
All affected classroom fixtures have been replaced and retested and are approved for drinking water. The cafeteria is scheduled for replacement in September. Alternate drinking water will be provided in the cafeteria until it is replaced and test results are received.

Wilson Elementary
August 8, 2016- 51 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing.  22 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classrooms 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, library, health room, and counseling office. The full lab report for Wilson Elementary is available here.

September 7, 2016 Update
All affected classroom fixtures have been replaced and retested. Multiple locations continue to test high for lead content. Faucets inside classrooms will be available for handwashing only and alternate drinking water will be provided. Staff and students will review safe drinking water locations on the first day of school and staff will monitor handwashing only locations for compliance. The following locations continue to be closed for drinking water: 8, 9, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, and the health room sink.

Franklin K-8
August 8, 2016- 33 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing.  11 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classrooms 1, 5, 11, 15, 20, 22, 5A, and library. Water has been turned off and signage posted at the affected fixtures. The full lab report for Franklin School is available here.

September 7, 2016
All affected fixtures have been replaced and retested. Partial results have been received. The following locations continue to be closed for drinking water: 15, 20, 22, 2A, 3A, 5A, 6A, and the library. Alternate drinking water will be provided until all test results are received and adequate safe drinking water locations within the building have been established.

Cheldelin Middle
August 16, 2016- 52 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing. 18 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classroom 23, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, Office, Kitchen, and Science Room. The full lab report is available in two documents. Report #1 and Report #2

September 14, 2016 Update
All fixtures at Cheldelin exceeding 15 ppb or those that have not been tested (restroom and locker room sinks and fixtures) are closed or marked as handwashing only. Replacement and retesting of classroom fixtures is scheduled for September. Kitchen fixtures were replaced and retested and opened for use. Cheldelin staff have received a water safety fact sheet and have been instructed to monitor the use of fixtures labeled for handwashing only. All students have been provided with instructions on accessing safe drinking water within the school building.

Linus Pauling Middle
August 16, 2016- 48 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing. No fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight. The full lab report is available in two documents. Report #1 and Report #2

College Hill/Harding Center
August 16, 2016- 18 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing. 3 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classroom 6, Kitchen, and Gym. The full lab report is available here.

Corvallis High
August 16, 206- 97 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing. 5 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classroom T21, T42A, and T40. The full lab report is available in two documents. Report #1 and Report #2

September 7, 2016 Update
Replacement and retesting of classroom fixtures is scheduled for September.   Additional testing locations were identified by the athletic department.   The stadium hose bib (under the bleachers) exceeded the 20 parts per billion EPA action level and is closed for drinking water.

Crescent Valley High
August 16, 2016- 82 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing. 17 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classroom D45, B91, B3, B32, B8, Auditorium Hallway, Kitchen, Boys Locker Room, Girls Locker Room, and Wrestling Room. The full lab report is available in two documents. Report #1 and Report #2

September 7, 2016 Update
Replacement and retesting of classroom fixtures is scheduled for September.   Additional testing locations were identified by the athletic department; none of these locations had elevated lead levels.   The kitchen fixtures were replaced and retested.  Although some fixtures remain closed, enough fixtures were opened to support kitchen operations.

Dixie School
August 5, 2016- 10 fixtures were sampled in the initial testing. 3 fixtures showed elevated lead levels at or above 20 parts per billion (ppb) on the first draw of water that had been dormant overnight in the following areas: Classroom 2, the kitchen island, and the north room in the old building. water has been turned off and signage posted at the affected fixtures. After fixture replacement and retesting, the kitchen island was cleared for use. The full lab report is available in two documents. Report #1 and Report #2