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

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

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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.