District 191 follows state recommendations to test water for lead every five years. The most recent testing was completed in 2013. The tests found that the vast majority of water sources in District 191 schools were within acceptable levels. However, some water sources did show elevated lead levels.
In those cases, District 191 took action immediately as recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health. In some cases, water fountains that were found to be the source of lead contamination were removed. In other cases, lead levels are reduced by flushing the tap for 10 minutes before use. Signs are posted at those sources to remind employees to do this.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, including when it comes to water quality at our schools, and we will continue to use regular testing to determine the presence of lead.
If you would like more information, the results of the 2013 test and our lead-in-water management plan are both available below.