School District 8 is testing the tap water in its facilities for lead content. File photo

School District 8 re-assessing water quality at its facilities

Changes to the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality prompted the testing

Submitted

Based on recent changes to the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality, which changed the maximum allowable concentrations of heavy metals in water systems, School District 8 will be reassessing its facilities.

This month, samples will be taken at all fountains and staff room sinks within the district and tested for lead content to ensure water continues to be safe for staff and students.

As an interim measure, any locations School District 8 has reason to suspect might not be up to safety standards are being directed to flush their water systems daily to ensure the water being delivered is fresh.

Following this new round of testing, School District 8 will undertake any needed actions in consultation with the Interior Health Authority to ensure at all locations water is safe and meets or exceeds the requirement of all applicable guidelines and regulations.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nine new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases since the pandemic started is now at 531 for the region

Kaslo councillor admits to ‘baiting’ member of public in email exchange

Kaslo Village Council to consider adopting code of conduct

Nicole Charlwood to run for Green Party

Charlwood was previously the Greens local campaign manager

Tanya Finley named Liberal candidate for Nelson-Creston

Finley is president of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce

Terry Tiessen to run as Libertarian candidate in Nelson-Creston

Tiessen previously ran in the 2019 federal election

Weekend sees 267 cases, 3 deaths in B.C.; Dr. Henry says events leading to COVID spread

There are currently 1,302 active cases in B.C., while 3,372 people are under public health monitoring

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay blanks Dallas 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

Hedman wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

16 MLAs retiring from B.C. politics add up to $20M in pensions: Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers pay $4 for every dollar MLAs contribute to their pensions

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

Government secured NDP support for legislation by hiking amount of benefits by $100 to $500 per week

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. VOTES 2020: Echoes of HST in B.C. debate over sales tax

Cannabis, tobacco, luxury cars still taxed in B.C. Liberal plan

She warned her son about toxic drugs, then he was dead

Donna Bridgman’s son died at the age of 38 in Vancouver

B.C. food and beverage producers set record sales in 2019

Farmed salmon again leads international exports

Most Read