Avondale School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry UPDATED

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(Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016)

Auburn Hills, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and their families use on a day to day basis to cook, clean, bathe and drink.  Parents, teachers and advocates have also been calling for testing of the water in schools.

When lead and copper are issues, it is often caused by old pipes or old fixtures.  Even when old fixtures are there, corrosion control in the water helps protect users.  But testing is the best way to know if the protections are working or not.

DDAnew01After learning that Oakland Schools had put out an RFP for water testing, the oc115 contacted school districts from throughout Oakland County to find out where they stand on testing.

Avondale Schools Superintendent Julie Kelly responded that “We have not tested for lead or copper.  We run off of Detroit City water.  Our facilities are relatively new so lead has not been used in the plumbing system.”

Avondale Schools cover part of Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Rochester Hills and Troy.

To read what other school districts had to say, check out Local Schools Vary on Testing for Lead in Water.

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