Page Elementary School’s underground water system will soon be completely replaced with all new pipes, fittings and fixtures, after elevated levels of lead were determined to be present in the building’s west wing.
Six classrooms at the north Springfield school were found to have higher-than-safe levels of lead in their classroom sinks and drinking fountains, said Brett Yancey, the Springfield School District’s chief operations officer.
The entire replumbing project will cost the district $95,000, according to Yancey, who said the replacement work will be completed before the new school year commences on Sept. 7.
Testing revealed that water from sinks and drinking fountains in the west wing’s six classrooms ranged from 27 to 180 parts per billion, or PPB.
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