Lead has been detected in some of the fixtures in Laurel Schools, where such fixtures are labeled “Out of Order” or “Hand Washing Only.”- (which seems ludicrous). Read below to learn more.
LAUREL, Mont. – On April 6th, we received the results of water testing in all possible Human Consumption Fixtures (HCF) in all schools as required under the new DEQ regulations. Under the guidance of the DEQ, all possible Human Consumption Fixtures must be assigned to one of the three bins:
Bin #1 – Results higher than .015mg./l.
Bin #2 – Results higher than .005 mg./l to .015 mg./l.
Bin #3 – Results below .005 mg./l.
Follow-up action will depend on bin placement. Actions may include the following:
Bin #1 – Immediately discontinue the use of the affected fixture.
Bin #2 – Evaluate the condition of the affected fixture and determine the appropriate remedial action.
Bin #3 – No remedial action is required.
The results for each school building are as follows:
Fixtures tested: 53
Number of fixtures that did not pass: 19
Fixtures tested: 37
Number of fixtures that did not pass: 3
Fixtures tested: 25
Number of fixtures that did not pass: 0
Fixtures tested: 23
Number of fixtures that did not pass: 12
Fixtures tested: 13
Number of fixtures that did not pass: 9
We have initiated an investigation into the source of lead at each fixture to determine the subsequent remediation. We are in the process of labeling all non-compliance fixtures as “out of order” or “hand-washing only.” We will continue to update you as the investigation and remediation process proceeds.
Director of Facilities
Laurel Public Schools
This article was first published by KULR News.com
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