Water testing at GHS
Dec. 1, 2016—On Tuesday, Nov.
29, the district received the high school’s water testing results, which
includes 171 outlets throughout the building with readings above the action
level (15 parts per billion). The majority of outlets exceeding the
threshold are science lab sinks.
• 122 science classroom/lab sinks
• 38 bathroom/locker room sinks
• Seven classroom sinks
• Two fountains (already out of service)
• One kitchenette sink
• One small cafeteria sink
As of Dec. 1, all outlets exceeding the threshold have been taken offline or have been labeled for handwashing only. These outlets will not be used for drinking or cooking until follow-up test results indicate that lead levels are at or below the action level. At all times, the district will ensure that students and staff have an adequate supply of water for drinking and cooking. Under the guidance of the Department of Health, the district is working with its consultants to develop an appropriate remediation plan.
For specific questions related to GCSD's water testing, please contact Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles.
VIEW WATER TESTING RESULTS FOR GHS (PDF)