Lead in school water – local historical results vary
Provincial testing between April 2016 and March 2018 shows nearly a third of Ontario schools and daycares had at least one lead test result that was above 5 parts per billion when it comes to drinking water.
Data shows that there are some local schools that had a test that exceeded that amount in that time frame.
Carleton Place HS had 53.7% of tests during that time period that exceeded 5 parts per billion, while data for PDCI for example shows that 57.7% of their tests in the same time period exceeded the recommendation. However, Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute (a much newer building) had no tests out of the 20 administered that came in above 5 parts per billion.
It’s also noted that any problems have likely been addressed already, and the data may not reflect current levels.
Local results are available at the provincial data catalogue. You can find a direct link to the data here. For further information please contact your local school board.
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