Southfield School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry

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(Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016)

Southfield, 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 Schrock2015_SmilingFace_adto know if the protections are working or not.

After 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.

Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Southfield Public Schools Jacqueline Robinson said “We are in the midst of the process and don’t have results yet. I don’t have any comments for you at this time. Thank you!”

The oc115 has requested a copy of the reports when they are received, and this post will be updated once the results are shared.

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


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