State law requires school districts to test water supplies for lead contamination and to notify parents if risky levels are found.
contaminated with lead is typically from other sources such as lead paint chips/dust, industrial pollution, etc. Additionally, our field irrigation systems (non potable water) are plumbed with PVC piping, he said.
we would like no lead, but lead is a naturally occurring element it is almost impossible to eliminate it from the environment. But some hot spots were identified at the schools and those are being eliminated or being fixed. district received water quality tests results on Friday that indicated drinking water from certain fixtures at 12 of 35 school sites had a presence of lead above the Environmental Protection Agency action level of 15 parts of lead per billion parts Omega Seamaster Blue Dial of water.
According to the state Department of Public Health there is no known safe level of lead in the body and small amounts of lead can build up in the body and cause lifelong learning and behavior problems. Buildup of lead in the body is referred to as lead poisoning, which is preventable and treatable, Dugas said.
Water is not the only place where lead can be detected, it can be in paint, soil, candy, imported cosmetics, handmade pottery, metal jewelry and some foods.
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happen next, she said.
results of the testing analysis are delivered, the district will then be positioned to determine the extent of the situation at each site, he said. will again contact the various water districts to share the results of schools within their specific area of service.
Health department officials however are saying parents and students should not be worried about the recent reports and that the district is taking care of the problem.
is a very small amount of lead into a large amount of water, said Josh Dugas, program manager for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services.
bothersome part is that when I talked to other teachers such as Cal Aero, Rolling Ridge and Butterfield, they got their water first thing in the morning and here at Borba we didn get ours until Monday, she said.
District officials said that with recently tightened state and federal regulations on plumbing fixtures, lead and drinking water quality, lead issues at the district newer campuses were not expected.
Dugas said lead or copper doesn affect taste or smell and any other distortion could be a cause of the plumbing
school sites and partially at another. The district also purchased 74,480 bottles of water from Costco for distribution to students and staff at the schools.
Stachura said water samples will be delivered to the testing lab no later than Wednesday morning. An expedited analysis, which is a 72 hour turn round, of the samples will be requested.
Moreover, Stachura said there is no concern for the grassy areas where students play.
Water will continue to be delivered to all 12 school sites through Dec. 20 and beyond if necessary, Stachura said in an email.
Chino Valley Unified continues to test drinking water for lead contamination
Over the weekend, water sampling was taken and completed at eight of the affected Omega Seamaster 2000
By Monday, restroom faucets were turned back on at all affected sites and remaining sites to have water samples drawn before the end of the school week.
concentration of lead is so small, you could not see it, he said.
CHINO >> Chino Valley Unified officials continue to test water samples at various school campuses after lead was recently detected in drinking water at a dozen school sites.
Anna Borba parent Rosalba Rodriguez said her daughter was sick on Friday, and this was the first she had heard of the lead issue.
The schools cited in the report include Anna Borba Elementary, Butterfield Ranch Elementary, five year old Cal Aero Preserve Academy, Don Lugo High, Magnolia Junior High, Marshall Elementary, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Robert O. Townsend Junior High, Ramona Middle School, Woodcrest Junior and the district adult and alternative education centers.
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sites on Oct. 28 and 29.
Stachura said with the guidance of the retained industrial hygienist the district will establish a plan of action to address the water quality at each of the 12 affected school sites, including possible limited follow up testing in selected areas.
Another parent, Cathy Vasquez, said the water looks just as cloudy as when she was going to school there.
The analysis will look at the lead and copper content of the water samples along with its relative corrosiveness, Stachura said.
District officials will meet with an industrial hygienist to assess the steps taken thus far and to provide guidance as to effectively remedying any deficiencies, said Gregory Stachura, CVUSD assistant superintendent, facilities, planning and operations.
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