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Drinking-Water Flushing Program

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Drinking-Water Flushing Program
by Mark McVittie - Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 10:27 PM

All schools in SD 73 will immediately begin to flush hallway fountains and classroom taps to ensure that drinking water does not contain elevated levels of lead. The decision to flush all cold-water sources of drinking water in SD 73 schools follows the discovery that some local schools had slightly elevated levels of lead in their drinking water at the beginning of the day when the faucet or tap was first turned on.

This flushing program will make the water safe for drinking. Please review the attachment from Interior Health regarding this program and if you have any questions you can contact the Manager of Health and Safety at